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Excerpt from MalaysiaKini
Nearly 60 percent of Umno branches in Kedah's Kubang Pasu division have nominated former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad to contest to be a delegate for this November’s Umno annual general assembly.
According to a Kubang Pasu Umno committee member, Mahathir and his son, Mukhriz, are currently the hot favourites in the division's Sept 9 election.
He said 79 out of the 136 branches in the division have nominated Mahathir, who helmed Umno and the country for 22 years.
The committee member, who declined to be named, said this information was based on the list of candidates submitted to the division’s secretariat.
A total of 17 candidates - including Mahathir and Mukhriz (right) - have confirmed their decision to contest.
Each division will send 13 delegates, of which seven are chosen during the division meet to be held in two weeks. These delegates are known as G7.
The remaining delegates, or G6, are automatically selected by virtue of their posts in the division. These include the division chief, deputy chief, secretary as well as the Wanita, Youth and Puteri heads.
“Up to now, Mahathir and Mukhriz are the favourites in the contest which will be decided at the Kubang Pasu meeting on Sept 9,” said the committee member.
Mahathir, who hails from Kedah, was the former Kubang Pasu Umno division chief and parliamentarian.
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