KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 17 (Bernama) -- PAS candidate Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut today won the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat by-election with a majority of 2,631 votes.
Mohd Abdul Wahid, 52, garnered 32,883 votes, while Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh obtained 30,252 votes.
Independent candidate Azharudin Mamat @ Adam received only 193 votes and lost his deposit.
The by-election results were announced by returning officer Wan Mustafa Wan Hassan at Stadium Negeri tonight.
The Kuala Terengganu constituency has 80,229 registered voters, including 1,302 postal voters.
The voter turn-out today was 63,993 or 79.9 per cent of those eligible to vote in the by-election.
The by-election was held following the death of Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail from heart attack while playing badminton at Institut Aminudin Baki, Genting Highlands on Nov 28, 2008.
In the last general election in March last year, Razali defeated Mohamad Sabu from PAS and independent candidate Maimun Yusuf with a 628-vote majority.
Mohd Abdul Wahid is also the assemblyman for Wakaf Mempelam, one of the four state seats in the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary constituency.
The other three seats are Bandar, Ladang and Batu Burok.
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