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Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim wins Parliamentary byelection

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Port Dickson: Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election on Saturday, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing the once-jailed opposition figure’s remarkable resurrection.Figures from the Election Commission showed he got more than 71% of the total votes cast in a seven-way contest that included a former aide who lodged the sodomy charges that landed Anwar in prison for a second time in 2014.

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