The 114 MPs supporting Mr Ismail are an exact replica of those who were in the Muhyiddin administration.
Umno veep Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said that the decision proved that the party was moving as a team on key issues.
Mr Ismail, 61, is the MP for the Bera ward in Pahang.
The MCA, a component party of the Barisan National, has expressed shock that Ahmad Ismail, who made racist remarks has not been taken to task but reporter Tan Hoon Cheng, who wrote about the incident, has been arrested instead.
But playing a major starring role in returning power to Umno? On 25 August 2008 local Chinese daily reported a speech made by Ahmad Ismail on the evening of 23 August 2008 at to campaign for Arif Shah, in which he allegedly stated were "immigrants" and "squatters", and could not have equal rights.
Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, who leads Sabah-based opposition party Warisan, on Friday said that he could have won majority support should he have been nominated for the post by the rest of the opposition bloc.
Mr Ismail, the deputy premier in the Muhyiddin administration will also have to appoint a Cabinet that can ensure a swift exit from the coronavirus crisis and a healthy economic recovery after last year's recession.
Foto AMIRUL SHAUFIQ, 14 APRIL 2022 The meeting that was chaired by the President of UMNO, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi wanted the Ninth Prime Minister of Malaysia to continue leading the country if Barisan Nasional BN wins the 15 th General Election GE15.
The President of UMNO, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and the Prime Minister cum Vice-President of UMNO, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during a UMNO Buka Puasa Ceremony at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur WTCKL.
However, he was appointed senior minister for security with the defence ministry portfolio under Mr Muhyiddin's PN administration after PH's collapse early last year.
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At least 111 lawmakers are needed for a simple majority in the 222-seat Parliament.
Description: Gambar tular kelihatan Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, timbalannya, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan dan naib presiden, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob duduk bersama-sama.