Former Negeri Sembilan menteri besar Mohamad Hasan is officially the new Umno deputy president.
He beat Ketereh MP Annuar Musa to the post.
Mohamad is from the Rembau Umno division. Former Umno youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, also from Rembau, failed in his bid to become Umno president.
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Mohamad is a very popular figure within Umno, and there were calls for him to consider contesting the presidency in the lead up to the party polls.
The Rantau assemblyperson had previously won unopposed in the 14th general election after his opponent from PKR was not allowed into the nomination centre for failing to bring along his candidate pass.