Anwar likely to lead if PH returns to power, says Wan Azizah

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad with PKR president Anwar Ibrahim and PKR adviser Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim is most likely to lead the country instead of former leader Dr Mahathir Mohamad if the opposition coalition returns to power, according to a top leader in the bloc.

The Pakatan Harapan alliance, whose government collapsed last month, will hold a meeting to decide the matter, with Anwar being the most likely to lead, former deputy prime minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said in a Bloomberg Television interview.

Anwar, the husband of Wan Azizah, has waited in the wings for nearly two years for Mahathir to step down and fulfil a promise to name him prime minister as promised before the 2018 election. The feud over succession helped bring down the government.