Jan 17, 2009

PAS wins Kuala Terengganu seat


The Election Commission's returning officer announced that PAS has won Kuala Terengganu. PAS vice-president Ahmad Awang: "The win shows that Pakatan Rakyat is aviable coalition... This win is not just for PAS but for Pakatan Rakyat."

KUALA TERENGGANU: PAS candidate Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut has been declared the winner of the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat by-election by the Election Commission.

Wahid polled 32,883 votes to Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh who garnered 30,252 votes for a majority 2,631 win

Independent candidate Azharuddin Mamat received 193 votes while there were 665 spoilt votes.

A total of 63,993 of the 80,229 voters cast their votes in the by-election.

With the victory, the Opposition now has 82 seats in Parliament. Barisan has 137 seats and the remaining three seats are held by independents.

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