By Adib Zalkapli and Shannon Teoh
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 - Khairy Jamaluddin today won the contest for the Umno Youth chief post.
The former Umno Youth deputy chief obtained 304 votes while his rivals Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir obtained 232 votes and Datuk Seri Mohd Khir Toyo 254 votes.
The contest has been widely seen as the proxy battle between former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi.
Khairy's victory is the clearest sign yet that Mahathir's effort to influence the outcome of party elections has failed.
TPJP : Maaf ditulis dlm BI tak sempat nak translate.