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Mahathir is Pakatan’s PM candidate

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SHAH ALAM, Jan 7 2018 : Pakatan Harapan today announced Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PBBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as its prime minister candidate and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for deputy prime minister if the opposition wins the 14th General Election (GE14).

The announcement was made by Pakatan Harapan chief secretary Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, when reading out an agreement, titled ‘Muafakat Pakatan Harapan’ (Pakatan Harapan Consensus) at the 2018 Pakatan Harapan Convention here today.

Saifuddin said also stated in the agreement was on the legal process that would be initiated to obtain a Royal Pardon for Pakatan Harapan’s de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after the opposition pact took over the country’s administration.

“This is to ensure Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can immediately play a role in the federal government and then to be appointed as the 8th prime minister,” he said.

Saifuddin said in preparation for the GE14, Pakatan Harapan decided on the allocation of 165 parliamentary seats in the peninsula among its allies with 52 seats for PPBM, PKR (51), DAP (35) and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) (27).

The agreement was signed by Dr Mahathir, Dr Wan Azizah, PBBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, DAP chairman Tan Kok Wai and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu. – Bernama

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