It is reported that many UMNO leaders are vying for the UMNO Deputy President position after the report that PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who is UMNO President will decide in 2 days time whether he will retain his presidency. Rumours among UMNO leaders are that Datuk Seri Abdullah is under tremendous pressure to 'leave' since the failures in March 8 general elections, recent Permatang Pauh by-elections and on the status of the countries weak economy and administration.
Since it is tradition that the Deputy President would assume the position of Deputy Prime Minister, if there is a vacancy, the list of candidates would be many, since UMNO leaders are in the race to fulfill their political ambitions.
While the UMNO president's position will only face veteran politician, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah or Ku Li, let be Datuk Seri Abdullah or Datuk Seri Najib trying to retain the position.
UMNO divisional elections will commence on October 9 while the general assembly will meet in March 2009 or earlier, December 2008.
But whatever the circumstances, UMNO elections has heated up and once the decision is know, it is expected to be immense.
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