The Election Commission announced that Anwar had won 31,195 of the estimated 47,000 votes cast in the election Tuesday in this semi-rural district in the northern state of Penang.
His rival, Arif Shah Omar Shah of the governing National Front coalition, got 15,524 votes. A third candidate got 92 votes.
His victory strengthens his campaign to topple the government and become the next prime minister even though he is facing charges of sodomizing a male aide.
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