PN still ahead in race to form govt, says Hadi

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PETALING JAYA: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said Perikatan Nasional (PN) is still ahead in its prospects of forming the new government.

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“Keep calm. We are working on it,” he said in a tweet.

PN, of which PAS is a component party, won 73 seats in Saturday’s general election. Pakatan Harapan (PH) won 82, Barisan Nasional 30, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) 23, Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) six, Warisan three and Parti Bangsa Malaysia one. Two independents were also elected.

PN chairman Muhyiddin Yassin previously claimed the coalition had the numbers to form the government, insisting that he had the support of 115 MPs to become the prime minister, along with statutory declarations from them.

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On Tuesday, Muhyiddin and PH chairman Anwar Ibrahim were granted an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in view of the political impasse after no single party or coalition won a simple majority at the polls.

The King had asked PN and PH to work together in forming the government but Muhyiddin declined, saying PN was firm about not working with PH.-FMT


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