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Factbox: Malaysia's Mahathir masters political art of quitting to assert power

Reuters Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Having stunned Malaysia by resigning as prime minister on Monday as a power struggle erupted within the ruling coalition, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was immediately asked by the Southeast Asian nation's king to stay on as an interim premier.
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Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly resigned as prime minister on Monday, leaving the country in political turmoil and drawing calls from some quarters for the world's oldest leader to return at the head of a new government. Joe Davies reports.

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