PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has won the hotly contested deputy president post in the Terengganu leg of the PKR election.
According to the party election portal on Friday, Rafizi won 1,506 votes while incumbent deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali garnered 1,269 votes.
Kuala Terengganu PKR chief Azan Ismail defended his post with 180 votes.
Azan, who is also PKR state chief, was up against two others, Mohd Alfaizal Amjed and Md Shuhaimi Ismail, who each got 99 and 14 votes.
The PKR election in Terengganu was disrupted only by a minor skirmish in Marang.
In the noon incident, a misunderstanding over candidate flyers led to a heated argument as party members cast their votes at the Medan Jaya Community hall.
However, the situation soon cooled with the intervention of other party members.
Head invigilator at the Marang polls, Mazlan Kidam said the misunderstanding had little effect on the polls, which continued without any problems.
In Setiu, Shahrin Dzulkafli won the division vice-chief post uncontested after his only contender, incumbent Donia Hasan, passed away around 2.30am on Friday at Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah following a stroke.
On Twitter, Rafizi announced that he won the PKR polls in Kelantan. He garnered 5,211 votes while Azmin polled 4,922.
“From over 28,000 members who have voted in four states, the difference between Azmin’s votes compared with mine is a mere 177 votes, or only 0.6%,” he said.
Azmin won the Johor leg of the party election, beating Rafizi with a margin of 527 votes.
The Economic Affairs Minister garnered 4,503 votes for the party’s deputy president post while the former Pandan MP received 3,976 votes.
The polls were held in all 24 divisions in Johor on Sept 30.
Azmin had beaten Rafizi in the Penang leg with a 176-vote majority and in Johor, he had increased his lead over the latter.