The Umno special general assembly today unanimously approved a motion to amend its constitution, allowing among others for party elections to be held no more than six months after a general election.
“The party’s constitutional amendment was approved unanimously by the delegates in #Dewan Merdeka, #PWTC, #WTCKL on 15/5/2022. Alhamdulillah,” Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan said in a post on Twitter.
The motion for the amendment, which involves Clause 10.16, Clause 15.3 and Clause 18.2, was tabled by Umno vice-president Mohamed Khaled before the 2,586 delegates present at the special meeting.
Umno had postponed the party elections at its branches, divisions and the Supreme Council levels for 18 months after the 2018/2021 term ended on June 30 last year.
The 18-month period finishes by the end of this year, meaning that Umno would have needed to hold elections before Dec 30, 2022.