Sunday, November 2, 2008

Najib won Umno presidency unopposed

Datuk Seri Najib has won the Umno presidency unopposed and will become the president and take over the premiership after the term of the current president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi expires on March 28 next year.

He won the post uncontested by virtue of being the only candidate having the necessary nominations from the party divisions to qualify for the election after securing 134 nominations for the post.

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who has offered himself as a candidate for president, has received only one nomination so far, from his own Gua Musang division. With only 57 nominations available, no one else can garner the 58 nominations necessary to qualify to contest the presidency.

Najib will be officially declared as the new Umno president at the party general assembly scheduled for March 24 to 28 next year.

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