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12:00 AM, July 12, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:20 AM, July 12, 2020

Singapore ruling party’s support slips in pandemic poll

yesterday but its support fell sharply, while the opposition made gains, in a general election held under the shadow of a coronavirus outbreak.  The People's Action Party (PAP), which has ruled Singapore for six decades, was always assured of victory, and won 83 of 93 parliamentary seats up for grabs, and 61.2 percent of the popular vote.  But that was pointedly down on the nearly 70 percent of the vote it won at the country's last election in 2015, while the opposition Workers' Party picked up 10 seats -- its best ever showing at an election. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, visibly disappointed, conceded the "percentage of the popular vote is not as high as I had hoped".

 

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