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Constitutional success and succession


THERE is no Article in our Federal Constitution that is headed “Prime Minister”. To find out how our head of government is appointed, you need to refer to Sub-clause (a) of Clause (2) of Article 43, which is entitled “Cabinet”.

There, you will see that “the Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall first appoint as Prime Minister to preside over the Cabinet, a member of the House of Representatives who in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of that House.”

   

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