09 Jan '13, 10am

Singapore ruling party in poll test amid growing discontent

Singapore ruling party in poll test amid growing discontent

SINGAPORE: Singapore's governing party faces a poll test this month to fill the seat of the ex-parliamentary speaker who quit over an affair, officials said Wednesday, at a time of growing criticism of its rule. The January 26 by-election will give a new snapshot of the public mood two years after the People's Action Party (PAP), which has ruled the city-state for more than half a century, suffered its worst ever general election result. Public discontent has been rising over issues such as immigration -- with foreigners blamed for overcrowding and putting pressure on public services -- rising prices and a widening income gap. The Elections Department announced the by-election for the seat in Punggol East ward, which had been held by former speaker Michael Palmer, 44. He resigned in December from parliament and the PAP to avoid further embarrassment after confessing to the...

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