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Malaysia's Anwar wins parliamentary by-election: poll officials

AFP  |  Port Dickson 

won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election on Saturday, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian and sealing the once-jailed opposition figure's remarkable resurrection.

Figures from the showed he got more than 71 percent of the total votes cast in a seven-way contest that included a former who lodged the sodomy charges that landed Anwar in prison for a second time in 2014.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 19:45 IST