Singapore ruling PAP party wins

Singapore ruling PAP party wins

Singapore ruling PAP party wins

Written by Staff Writer

11 Jul, 2020 | 11:30 am

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has retained power in Friday’s general election but with a reduced majority, final results show.

The PAP, in power since 1965, won 83 of 93 parliamentary seats or 61.2% of the vote – down from nearly 70% it had in the 2015 poll.

The PAP victory now brings current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yet another term in office.

The son of country’s founding father and long-time ruler Lee Kuan Yew, Mr Lee has been in office since 2004 but has indicated the forthcoming term will be his last.

The PAP’s two-thirds majority gives him a virtually free hand in passing key bills, although the party leadership is expected to start some soul-searching with the diminished popular support.

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