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No majority support for any MP, Agong to meet with PH, PN leaders

The palace says an audience will be held at 4.30pm.

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Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Bernama
Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Bernama

Istana Negara today said that no MP has been found to possess the numbers for a simple majority to be appointed as prime minister. 

In a statement, it said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has therefore consented to hold an audience with the leaders of Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) at 4.30pm today. 

It said Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah had conducted the verification process to determine which candidate had the support of the majority of MPs to be appointed as the 10th prime minister. 

"This process was so that His Majesty could make a decision in appointing the MP who, in his opinion, might hold the support of the majority as provided for under Article 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution," it said. 

Given the further delay, it said the Agong advised everyone to remain patient and calm until the process of forming a new government and appointing a prime minister is complete. 

Malaysians have been waiting to learn who will be appointed as prime minister following the inconclusive results of the election, where no single coalition won enough seats to form the government on its own. 

Both PH and PN previously claimed to have the numbers needed to form the government, although Barisan Nasional has said that it will play the role of the opposition without supporting either side. 

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