Dr Mansor cruisde to an easy wins at Penanti. He polled 6,052 votes beating his nearest opponent, Nai-Kan Ari by 5,558 votes, more than double that of his predecessor Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin who had won by a 2,219 majority against Datuk Abdul Jalil Majid of Barisan Nasional.

Nai-Khan obtained 494 votes. Mansor won 32 of the 33 streams and only lost in the postal votes. The victory paves the way for him to be appointed as Penang Deputy Chief Minister I.

Two other independents, Aminah Abdullah, the former PKR Penang Wanita chief, and Kamarul Ramizu Idris obtained 392 and 56 votes respectively.

All three independent candidates lost their deposits. There were 107 spoilt votes.

The results were announced by returning officer Roslan Yahya at 8.24pm at the Youth Skills Develop-ment Institute in Penanti.

Only 7,101 voters or 46.15% of the 15,384 voters cast their votes at the nine polling stations – lower than the 70% expected by the Election Com-mission (EC).