The recount of the votes for the Youth wing top post contest is expected to delay the official announcement of the outcome.
According to earlier information gleaned from inside the assembly halls, the race to be the Umno Youth chief was a close one with the lead changing hands among the three contestants.
The post is being coveted by Khairy Jamaluddin, Mohd Khir Toyo and Mukhriz Mahathir.
Political observers are predicting a photo-finish involving all three candidates for the post.Both Khairy and Mukhriz supporters could be seen singing boisterously outside the counting hall.
From inside sources, the race can either go to Khairy or Mukhriz with Khir Toyo out of the picture.Earlier post
Khir overtakes Khairy, Shahrizat still in the lead...
According to a Malaysiakini report updated at 6.15pm Mohd Khir Toyo seemed to have overtaken Khairy Jamaluddin in the race for the post of Umno Youth chief.
Earlier information indicated that Khairy was leading in the race, with still some way to go before the manual counting process ends.
Both Khir and Khairy, along with Mukhriz Mahathir, are vying to head the powerful youth wing to replace the outgoing head Hishammuddin Hussein.
Political observers however are predicting a photo-finish involving Khairy and Khir for the post.
As for the race for the Wanita Chief post, a change of leadership seems to be in the cards with Shahrizat taking the lead against incumbent Rafidah Aziz.