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SINGAPORE: The People’s Action Party (PAP) retained power in Singapore’s intensely-contested general election Friday, winning 83 of the 93 parliamenta...SINGAPORE: The People’s Action Party (PAP) retained power in Singapore’s intensely-contested general election Friday, winning 83 of the 93 parliamenta...

PAP wins Singapore election, taking 83 of the 93 seats

SINGAPORE: Early indications are that the People's Action Party (PAP) is en route to retaining power by winning 83 of the 93 parliamentary seats up for grabs in Friday's Singapore general election. The Workers' Party (WP) is expected to win 10 seats. These early results, as of 1 am Saturday, are based on a sample count at the start of the counting process. The margin of error

Singapore Election: Sample count shows PAP to retain power, taking 83 of total 93 seats | Borneo Post Online

Singapore's ruling party dominates election but opposition makes historic gains | Singapore | The GuardianPrime minister Lee Hsien Loong retains overwhelming majority as popular vote slips amid coronavirus pandemic

Singapore's ruling party dominates election but opposition makes historic gains | Singapore | The Guardian

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, July 11, 2020.. Read more at straitstimes.com.World News -A selection of news stories that happened overnight, July 11, 2020.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 11, World News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's ruling party, stung by its worst ever election results, on Saturday signalled a possible delay to its meticulous succession plans, and analysts foresaw other policy changes that could affect the international business hub.SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's ruling party, stung by its worst ever election results, on Saturday signalled a possible delay to its meticulous succession plans, and analysts foresaw other policy changes that could affect the international business hub.

Singapore ruling party, stung by poll setback, faces succession questions | The Star

SINGAPORE, July 11 — Despite being defeated in all nine constituencies where he had fielded candidates, Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief Tan Cheng Bock said he is proud that his one-year-old party achieved an average vote share of 40 per cent. “We have caused an impact in this General...SINGAPORE, July 11 — Despite being defeated in all nine constituencies where he had fielded candidates, Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief Tan Cheng Bock said he is proud that his one-year-old party achieved an average vote share of 40 per cent. “We have caused an impact in this General...

Singapore GE: PSP’s average 40pc score is ‘head start’ for the future, says Tan Cheng Bock | Singapore | Malay Mail

The People’s Action Party (PAP) secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (11 July) said the party had a clear mandate to govern Singapore.The People’s Action Party (PAP) secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (11 July) said the party had a clear mandate to govern Singapore.

GE2020: PAP has a clear mandate and will use it 'responsibly', says PM Lee Hsien Loong

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s long-ruling party retained power on Saturday, but its support fell sharply, while the opposition made gains, in a general election held under the shadow of a coronavirus outbreak.

Singapore's PAP retains power - with sharply reduced support | New Straits Times

Singapore's long-ruling party retained power Saturday but its support fell sharply, while the opposition made historic gains, in a general election held under the shadow of a coronavirus outbreak.Singapore's long-ruling party retained power Saturday but its support fell sharply, while the opposition made historic gains, in a general election held under the shadow of a coronavirus outbreak.

Singapore Ruling People Action Party Retains Power But Support Slips In Pandemic Poll

While the People's Action Party won most seats in parliament as expected, opposition parties also took a record number of seats in PAP's weakest showing in history. While the People's Action Party won most seats in parliament as expected, opposition parties also took a record number of seats in PAP's weakest showing in history.

Singapore Ruling Party Keeps Supermajority, but Support Is Slipping - VICE

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) comfortably won a 15th consecutive term in office and retained its legislative supermajority inSINGAPORE – Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) comfortably won a 15th consecutive term in office and retained its legislative supermajority in Parliament at July 10 elections, prevailin…

PAP scores pyrrhic victory at Singapore’s polls - Asia Times

SINGAPORE -- Singaporeans on Friday chose their next government in a general election overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and its dire economic cWorkers' Party cements position as PAP's strongest rival with 10 seats

Singapore election latest: How the night unfolded - Nikkei Asian Review

Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) extended its unbroken rule in Friday's election, but its vote share slipped near a record low as opposition parties made historic inroads in a ballot held under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic.Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) extended its unbroken rule in Friday's election, but its vote share slipped near a record low as opposition parties made historic inroads in a ballot held under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Singapore's ruling PAP cedes ground to opposition in pandemic poll - Reuters

SINGAPORE —Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves began casting their ballot on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state's economy towards its deepest recession and has made concerns over jobs the focus of the election.  SINGAPORE —Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves began casting their ballot on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state's economy towards its deepest recession and has made concerns over jobs the focus of the election.  

Singaporeans begin voting with masks, gloves under COVID-19 cloud

By Aradhana Aravindan, Fathin Ungku and Tom Westbrook SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's ruling People's Action Party is on track to retain power comfortably, early results from Friday's general election showed, but opponents have made historic inroads in a vote held under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic. In power since independence in 1965, the PAP had been widely expected to win and carry Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to what is likely his last victory before retirement as national leader By Aradhana Aravindan, Fathin Ungku and Tom Westbrook SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's ruling People's Action Party is on track to retain power comfortably, early results from Friday's general election showed, but opponents have made historic inroads in a vote held under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic. In power since independence in 1965, the PAP had been widely expected to win and carry Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to what is likely his last victory before retirement as national leader

Singapore's ruling PAP holds power, but loses votes in pandemic poll - World News , Firstpost

This morning (July 11) saw a surprising win for the Workers’ Party (WP), who not only managed to retain their turf in Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC but also gained a whole new region: Sengkang GRC. “Sengkang residents have spoken,” wrote award-winning documentary photographer Edwin Koo, the man who has been shadowing WP candidates during the course of their campaigning...This morning (July 11) saw a surprising win for the Workers’ Party (WP), who not only managed to retain their turf in Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC but also gained a whole new region: Sengkang GRC. “Sengkang residents have spoken,” wrote award-winning documentary photographer Edwin Koo, the man who has been shadowing WP candidates during the course of their campaigning...

GE2020: Stunning viral photos capture celebrations at Hougang coffeeshop and WP headquarters, Singapore News - AsiaOne

In order to hold elections safely amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the number of polling stations increased to 1,100 from 880 and other safety measures such as masks and temperature checks are also being followedIn order to hold elections safely amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the number of polling stations increased to 1,100 from 880 and other safety measures such as masks and temperature checks are also being followed

Coronavirus pandemic | Singaporeans cast their votes wearing gloves and masks - Moneycontrol.com

Singapore’s ruling party appeared set to maintain its grip on power despite heading for its worst performance ever as the pandemic left the economy reeling, a result that could shake up the city-state, leading to more populist policies.Singapore Ruling Party Set to Win Vote Despite Historic Setback

Singapore Ruling Party Set to Win Vote Despite Historic Setback

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has secured a “clear mandate” with his ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) winning 83 of the 93 contested parliamentary seats in the general election held amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, with the Opposition gaining ground by winning a record 10 seats. The ruling party, in power since independence in 1965, secured 61.24 percent of the totalSingapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has secured a “clear mandate” with his ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) winning 83 of the 93 contested parliamentary seats in the general election held

Singapore PM Lee returns to power with ‘clear mandate’; Oppn gains 10 seats | Deccan Herald

Latest Singapore News and Headlines, Top Stories and Alternative Perspectives.GE2020: Cheers heard at Sengkang GRC as WP takes the lead

GE2020: Cheers heard at Sengkang GRC as WP takes the lead – The Independent News

Governing party comfortably wins election but opposition Workers Party increases its seats in Parliament from six to 10.Governing party comfortably wins election but opposition Workers Party increases its seats in Parliament from six to 10.

Singapore's governing PAP returns to power but faces setback | Singapore News | Al Jazeera

Rarely, in over half a century in power, has the PAP fared worseRarely, in over half a century in power, has the PAP fared worse

PAP squeak - Singapore’s ruling party wins easily—but its vote falls sharply | Asia | The Economist

Singapore News - The People’s Action Party (PAP) team, led by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, has retained East Coast GRC with 53.41 per cent of the votes. The PAP’s vote share is down from 2015, when it won 60.73 per cent. Both times, it claimed victory against a team from the... Read more at www.tnp.sgThe People’s Action Party (PAP) team, led by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, has retained East Coast GRC with 53.41 per cent...

Heng Swee Keat-led PAP team retains East Coast GRC, Latest Singapore News - The New Paper

Rest of World News: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has returned to power, winning 83 of the 93 seats contested in Friday's Rest of World News: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has returned to power, winning 83 of the 93 seats contested in Friday's

Singapore's ruling PAP wins general election - Times of India

By Tom Westbrook, John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) extended its unbroken rule in Friday's election, but its vote share slipped near a record low as opposition parties made historic inroads in a ballot held under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having held power since independence in 1965, the PAP had been widely expected to win and carry Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to what is likely his last victory before retirement as national leader. The PAP secured 83 out of 93 seats in parliament. But the main opposition Workers' Party won the other 10, the most ever held by opposition lawmakers, while the PAP's popular vote fell to 61%, down from 70% in 2015. Even small shifts in the PAP's popularity can lead to major policy changes, and PM Lee struck a downbeat tone in an early morning press conference on Saturday. We have a clear mandate but the percentage of the popular vote is not as high as I had hoped for, Lee said. The results reflect the pain and uncertainty that Singaporeans feel in this crisis... This was not a feel-good election. In a city-state with tight rules around speech and assembly and a lopsided political power balance, opposition supporters took the result as a landmark show of strength. Streets in the Workers' Party stronghold district swelled with supporters honking horns, cheering and waving party flags - some seemingly paying little heed to social distancing rules. The results have surpassed the expectations even of some in the opposition, said Loke Hoe Yeong, author of First Wave, a book on the history of the Singapore opposition. It also looks like voters are voicing their disapproval of the PAP calling a general election in the midst of the pandemic. JOBS FEARS TO THE FORE The PAP's two-thirds majority affords them a free hand to pass legislation and amend the constitution, but its leaders will also be under pressure to address the slip in support. When concerns around immigration and jobs flared in 2011, the PAP polled a record low 60% of the vote and tightened international hiring rules to address voters' sensitivities. Those concerns have come to the fore again as the country emerges from lockdown to face its deepest recession. Lee, the son of Singapore's founding leader, Lee Kuan Yew, called the election to seek a fresh mandate to guide the country through a health crisis that has crushed the small but open economy. Singapore is not the first country to hold elections during the pandemic - South Korea and Serbia have also held polls - but opposition parties had pushed back on the plan saying it endangered voters and hindered their campaigning. They think that they've done well dealing with the pandemic, said Muhammad, a 33-year-old construction safety manager amongst ebullient Workers' Party supporters. They haven't, he said. Singapore has one of the lowest COVID-19 fatality rates in the world and initially earned widespread praise for its efforts. But subsequent outbreaks in cramped migrant worker dormitories stained that early success, and persuaded the government to keep schools and businesses closed for longer. Lee, 68, who has held the premiership since 2004, retained his seat easily. He had previously flagged his intention to step aside in coming years, but said on Saturday he would stay on to see through the COVID-19 crisis. Meanwhile, his deputy and earmarked successor, Heng Swee Keat, won his seat with a slim 53% of the vote in what analysts said was a key test of his public support. (Reporting by Jessica Jaganathan, Anshuman Daga, Fathin Ungku, Tom Westbrook, Christian Schmollinger, John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore, Kevin Liffey and Nick Macfie)By Tom Westbrook, John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) extended its unbroken rule in Friday's election, but its vote share slipped near a record low as opposition parties made historic inroads in a ballot held under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having held power since independence in 1965, the PAP had been widely expected to win and carry Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to what is likely his last victory before retirement as national leader. The PAP secured 83 out of 93 seats in parliament. But the main opposition Workers' Party won the other 10, the most ever held by opposition lawmakers, while the PAP's popular vote fell to 61%, down from 70% in 2015. Even small shifts in the PAP's popularity can lead to major policy changes, and PM Lee struck a downbeat tone in an early morning press conference on Saturday. "We have a clear mandate but the percentage of the popular vote is not as high as I had hoped for," Lee said. "The results reflect the pain and uncertainty that Singaporeans feel in this crisis... This was not a feel-good election." In a city-state with tight rules around speech and assembly and a lopsided political power balance, opposition supporters took the result as a landmark show of strength. Streets in the Workers' Party stronghold district swelled with supporters honking horns, cheering and waving party flags - some seemingly paying little heed to social distancing rules. "The results have surpassed the expectations even of some in the opposition," said Loke Hoe Yeong, author of First Wave, a book on the history of the Singapore opposition. "It also looks like voters are voicing their disapproval of the PAP calling a general election in the midst of the pandemic." JOBS FEARS TO THE FORE The PAP's two-thirds majority affords them a free hand to pass legislation and amend the constitution, but its leaders will also be under pressure to address the slip in support. When concerns around immigration and jobs flared in 2011, the PAP polled a record low 60% of the vote and tightened international hiring rules to address voters' sensitivities. Those concerns have come to the fore again as the country emerges from lockdown to face its deepest recession. Lee, the son of Singapore's founding leader, Lee Kuan Yew, called the election to seek a fresh mandate to guide the country through a health crisis that has crushed the small but open economy. Singapore is not the first country to hold elections during the pandemic - South Korea and Serbia have also held polls - but opposition parties had pushed back on the plan saying it endangered voters and hindered their campaigning. "They think that they've done well dealing with the pandemic," said Muhammad, a 33-year-old construction safety manager amongst ebullient Workers' Party supporters. "They haven't," he said. Singapore has one of the lowest COVID-19 fatality rates in the world and initially earned widespread praise for its efforts. But subsequent outbreaks in cramped migrant worker dormitories stained that early success, and persuaded the government to keep schools and businesses closed for longer. Lee, 68, who has held the premiership since 2004, retained his seat easily. He had previously flagged his intention to step aside in coming years, but said on Saturday he would stay on to see through the COVID-19 crisis. Meanwhile, his deputy and earmarked successor, Heng Swee Keat, won his seat with a slim 53% of the vote in what analysts said was a key test of his public support. (Reporting by Jessica Jaganathan, Anshuman Daga, Fathin Ungku, Tom Westbrook, Christian Schmollinger, John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore, Kevin Liffey and Nick Macfie)

Lee, 68, was re-elected from his Group Representation Constituency (GRC) of Ang Mo Kio. The prime minister led his party's GRC team of Gan Thiam Poh, Darryl David, Ng Ling Ling and Nadia Ahmad Samdin.Lee, 68, was re-elected from his Group Representation Constituency (GRC) of Ang Mo Kio. The prime minister led his party's GRC team of Gan Thiam Poh, Darryl David, Ng Ling Ling and Nadia Ahmad Samdin.

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party wins general election | World News,The Indian Express

Singapore’s ruling party kept its hold on power in national elections, but the opposition made significant gains, capturing the highest number of seats it ever has in the tightly controlled city-state that now faces a recession stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.Singapore’s ruling party kept its hold on power in national elections, but the opposition made significant gains, capturing the highest number of seats it ever has in the tightly controlled city-state that now faces a recession stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Singapore’s Ruling Party Keeps Hold on Power, but Opposition Gains - WSJ

THE Workers' Party took three constituencies that secured it 10 seats in Parliament in this year's general election. Read more at The Business Times.THE Workers' Party took three constituencies that secured it 10 seats in Parliament in this year's general election. Read more at The Business Times.

GE2020: WP takes three constituencies; Pritam Singh says much work to do, Government & Economy - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Singapore has been ruled by the People's Action Party since 1959. That's unlikely to change now, but the vote still matters a lot.Singapore has been ruled by the People's Action Party since 1959. That's unlikely to change now, but the vote still matters a lot.

The Election Department has said People’s Action Party secured 83 parliamentary seats, or 89% of the total.The Election Department has said People’s Action Party secured 83 parliamentary seats, or 89% of the total.

Singapore's ruling party returns to power but faces setback

The PAP has dominated politics since 1959, when its early leaders built the resource-poor city-state into one of the world's richest nations. But it has also been criticised for tight government control, media censorship and use of oppressive laws and civil lawsuits against dissidents.The PAP has dominated politics since 1959, when its early leaders built the resource-poor city-state into one of the world's richest nations. But it has also been criticised for tight government control, media censorship and use of oppressive laws and civil lawsuits against dissidents.

The outcome of Singapore's election will be scrutinised for signs of voter doubts that the PAP's dominance and Singapore's system is up to the task in an unpredictable world.The outcome of Singapore's election will be scrutinised for signs of voter doubts that the PAP's dominance and Singapore's system is up to the task in an unpredictable world.

Singapore votes in a pandemic, and in a deep and publicly unnerving economic crisis - PM - ABC Radio

Opposition supporters say they have done better than expected despite Singapore's People's Action Party heading to a comfortable win in parliamentary elections.Opposition supporters say they have done better than expected despite Singapore's People's Action Party heading to a comfortable win in parliamentary elections.

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After weeks of rumor broke out into a brief but intense campaigning online due to the ongoing health crisis, turnout seemed high today as Singaporeans cast votes for their preferred political parties.After weeks of rumor broke out into a brief but intense campaigning online due to the ongoing health crisis, turnout seemed high today as Singaporeans cast votes for their preferred political parties.

Pandemic Election: PAP forms government; opposition gains one more constituency | Coconuts Singapore

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SINGAPORE: The People’s Action Party (PAP) team led by Mr S Iswaran has defeated Dr Tan Cheng Bock and his team from the Progress Singapore Party ...SINGAPORE: The People’s Action Party (PAP) team led by Mr S Iswaran has defeated Dr Tan Cheng Bock and his team from the Progress Singapore Party ...

GE2020: PAP wins West Coast GRC with 51.69% of votes against Tan Cheng Bock’s team - CNA

The People’s Action Party, which has never been out of power, won yet again, but by a narrower margin than usual. The opposition had sought to deny it “a blank check.”The People’s Action Party, which has never been out of power, won yet again, but by a narrower margin than usual. The opposition had sought to deny it “a blank check.”

Latest Singapore News and Headlines, Top Stories and Alternative Perspectives.GE2020: Gan Kim Yong’s team holds on to Chua Chua Kang GRC

GE2020: Gan Kim Yong’s team holds on to Chua Chua Kang GRC – The Independent News

Singapore, July 11 (ANI): Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) secured victory in the Friday's general election, which also saw opposition Workers' Party (WP) winning record 10 seats.Singapore, July 11 (ANI): Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) secured victory in the Friday's general election, which also saw opposition Workers' Party (WP) winning record 10 seats.

Singapore's ruling party wins elections, opposition Workers' Party wins record 10 seats

The outcome is a warning to other governments which have faced questions over their handling of a pandemic that has crippled economies around the world.The outcome is a warning to other governments which have faced questions over their handling of a pandemic that has crippled economies around the world.

Singapore’s Lee retains power but ruling party has weakest showing ever

The outcome is a warning to other governments which have faced questions over their handling of a pandemic that has crippled economies around the world.The outcome is a warning to other governments which have faced questions over their handling of a pandemic that has crippled economies around the world.

Singapore’s Lee retains power but ruling party has weakest showing ever

The PAP has ruled Singapore since independence with absolute majority and, going by the trend, is set for re-election with more than two-third of the seats in the new parliament.The PAP has ruled Singapore since independence with absolute majority and, going by the trend, is set for re-election with more than two-third of the seats in the new parliament.

Singapore's Ruling PAP Leads in Initial Counting of Votes: Report

Latest Singapore News and Headlines, Top Stories and Alternative Perspectives.PSP’s Tan Cheng Bock: “I am actually quite proud of that performance”

PSP’s Tan Cheng Bock: “I am actually quite proud of that performance” – The Independent News