Malaysia's upstart opposition scored some successes Sunday in early returns from a bitter election fight against a regime that is battling to avoid losing power for the first time in history.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim accompanied by his wife Wan Azizah (L) casts his vote at a polling station in Permatang Pauh, Penang on May 5, 2013. Millions of Malaysians voted on Sunday with one of the world's longest-serving governments under serious threat from an upstart opposition that pledges sweeping reform.
The opposition Pakatan Rakyat alliance led by Anwar Ibrahim picked up a handful of new parliamentary seats and was claiming at least a half-dozen more with only a quarter of the results out six hours after polls closed.
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