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Malaysia's New Prime Minister Becomes World's Oldest Elected Leader

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There has been a historic change of government in Malaysia: At 92, Mahathir Mohamad became the world's oldest elected leader in recent elections. He said Tuesday that he will run the country for "one to two years" to fix Malaysia's financial problems.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with BBC correspondent Jonathan Head (@pakhead) in Bangkok.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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