Malaysia's opposition wins key by-election

Malaysia's opposition won a key by-election on Saturday that was seen as a test of incoming premier Najib Razak, the Election Commission said.

Malaysia's opposition wins key by-election

Malaysia's opposition won a key by-election on Saturday that was seen as a test of incoming premier Najib Razak, the Election Commission said.

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), one of three parties in Anwar Ibrahim's opposition alliance, won the seat in northeast Malaysia by 2,631 votes, overturning a government majority of 628 votes at the March general election.

Only one independent poll was published during the campaign and that had predicted a narrow PAS win.

Reuters
Last Mod: 18 Ocak 2009, 11:11
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