Updated 12:38am, 27 March 2009
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 March 2009: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin garnered 1,575 votes against Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib’s 916 to become Umno’s new deputy president.
The three new vice-president posts were won by Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (1,592), Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (1,515) and Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (1,445).
Both Muhyiddin and Muhammad were in a straight fight for the coveted position. Traditionally, the Umno deputy president becomes Malaysia’s deputy prime minister. As of 10pm, Muhammad’s supporters at the Putra World Trade Centre were looking dejected.
The contest was originally a three-cornered one but Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam was barred from contesting after his agents were found guilty of money politics.
In the race for the Umno supreme council seats, several big names failed to make the cut, including Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Ohtman and Domestic Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad.
Also falling by the wayside was four menteris besar: Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman (Johor), Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (Negeri Sembilan), Datuk Seri Dr Md Isa Sabu Abdullah (Perlis) and Datuk Adnan Yaakub (Pahang).
|Umno poll results|
| Umno deputy president
|| Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin
| Muhammad Muhammad Taib
| Umno vice-president
|| Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
| Hishammuddin Hussein
| Mohd Shafie Apdal
|Mohd Isa Abdul Samad|
|Syed Hamid Albar|
|Mohamed Khaled Nordin|
|Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik|
|Dr Rais Yatim|
|Umno Supreme Council|
|Datuk Mustapa Mohamed||2,259|
|Datuk Noh Omar||2,084|
|Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman||2,084|
|Datuk Azian Osman||2,060|
| Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman
| Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed
| Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
| Datuk Seri Panglima Lajim Ukin
| Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor
| Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi
| Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman
|Datuk Idris Haron||1,658|
| Datuk Dr Haji Abd Latiff Ahmad
|Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis||1,622|
| Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah
| Datuk Dr Norraesah Mohamad
| Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid
|Datuk Ahmad Husni Mohd Hanadzlah||1,529|
| Datuk Hamzah Zainudin
|Datuk Bung Moktar Radin||1,517|
|Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin||1,481|
|Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique||1,431|
|Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek||1,377|
|Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh||1,275|
| Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim