27 Jan '13, 10am

Singapore's ruling party loses by-election

Singapore's ruling party loses by-election

Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has been defeated for the second time in eight months in by-elections, signalling widening discontent over immigration policies and rising income inequality. Saturday's defeat gives the opposition Workers' Party another seat in parliament - candidate Lee Li Lian won 54.5 percent of almost 29,800 votes cast in the Punggol East district, faring better than three other candidates including the PAP's Koh Poh Koon, who received 43.7 percent. The Workers' Party now has seven seats in parliament and the PAP has 80. "Despite this victory, the Workers' Party is still a small party with much to do and improve upon," said party chairwoman Sylvia Lim. The PAP, which has ruled the country since 1959, has seen its support decline in recent years due to rising discontent over the high cost of living, an influx of foreigners and rising income...

Full article: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/201312...

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