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BEAUFORT: Barisan Nasional (BN) defended its stronghold Kimanis seat with a 2,029 majority vote against Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) in the parliamentary by-election, on Saturday.

Election Commission (EC) returning officer Jupari @ Jupry Etok announced BN's Datuk Mohamad Alamin as winner of the poll after he obtained a total of 12,706 votes.

The official results were announced at the ballot tallying centre at Dewan Datuk Seri Mohd Dun Banir here.

Warisan candidate Datuk Karim Bujang, who is a former five-term Bongawan assemblyman, polled 10,677 votes.

There were 360 spoilt votes.

The by-election was his second attempt to capture the Kimanis seat.

In the 14th general election (GE14), Karim contested the constituency against former Umno leader Datuk Seri Anifah Aman in a three-cornered fight.

Anifah, who is now an independent, retained his seat with a 156-vote majority, after securing 11,942 votes against Karim’s 11,786 votes.

The third candidate, Jaafar Ismail of Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah, obtained 1,300 votes.

Following the GE14 result, Karim filed a petition challenging Anifah's win in June 2018.

The by-election was held after the Federal Court, on Dec 1, upheld the Special Election Court's decision in August last year nullifying Anifah's victory.

Barisan Nasional (BN) defended its stronghold Kimanis seat with a 2,029 majority vote against Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) in the parliamentary by-election. -NSTP/EDMUND SAMUNTING.
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