PERIKATAN SUBMITTED MORE THAN 112 SDS TO PALACE : GE15
PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR: Perikatan Nasional has submitted statutory declarations (SDs) by Members of Parliament supporting Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the 10th Prime Minister.
Coalition secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said more than 112 SDs were sent to Istana Negara in line with Article 43 of the Federal Constitution informing the King that Muhyiddin had secured the needed majority support.
Istana Negara had initially set a 1400 pm deadline on Monday (November 21, 2022) for leaders of political parties and coalitions that won the most parliamentary seats in the 15th General Election to inform the King about a new alliance to form a government and submit the name of their prime minister candidate.
This was done in line with Articles 40(2) (a) and 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution with the King's decision being final.
However, the King decided to extend the deadline till 1400 pm Tuesday (November 22, 2022) following a request by Barisan Nasional for more time.
This came after Barisan and Pakatan Harapan leaders were in discussions at Seri Pacific Hotel earlier on Monday (November 21, 2022) to hammer out an alliance to form the governmetn.
On Saturday (November 19, 2022), Pakatan Harapan emerged as the biggest coalition in Parliament with 82 seats, including Muda, but was still short of the 112 needed for a simple majority.
The second biggest coalition is Perikatan Nasional with 73 seats while Barisan Nasional has 30, Gabungan Parti Sarawak won 22 and Gabunga Sabha managed to get six (6) seats.
Other parties and Independents won seven (7) seats.
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