Singapore’s First Election After Lee Kuan Yew Promises Continuity

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks during a rally in downtown Singapore, Sept. 8, 2015 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks during a rally in downtown Singapore, Sept. 8, 2015 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).
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Ahead of Singapore’s general elections on Sept. 11, both major parties contesting the poll have said it will be definitive, even historic. At a press conference on Sept. 1, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of the People’s Action Party (PAP), which has ruled Singapore since the city-state was founded five decades ago, told reporters, “The country is at a turning point. Question is, in what direction do we now go?” That sentiment was echoed by Sylvia Lim, one of the leaders of the main opposition Workers’ Party. In some ways, election day will indeed be historic. For one, it is […]

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