Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad insisted on Saturday he had enough support to become prime minister again hours after a rival was picked for the job amid a political crisis sparked by the government’s collapse.
“I have 114 MPs who are supporting me,” the 94-year-old said in a statement, adding that he had written a letter to the king - who appoints the country’s premier - explaining this.
A candidate is required to have the support of 112 MPs to become prime minister.
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