27 Jan '13, 1pm

Singapore ruling party needs to reconnect

Singapore ruling party needs to reconnect

Singapore ruling party needs to reconnect SINGAPORE: This island republic's ruling party needs to reconnect with voters or face more severe setbacks in national polls, analysts said Sunday after a massive swing to the opposition in a by-election dominated by debate over the rising cost of living and immigration. It was the second by-election defeat in eight months for the People's Action Party (PAP), which has been in power for more than 50 years. Saturday's vote for a vacant seat in the sleepy suburb of Punggol East became a lightning rod for a national debate over cost of living, immigration and other issues raging in social media. The opposition Workers' Party won 54.5 per cent of the vote -- exactly the same share garnered by the PAP when it last took the seat in the May 2011 general elections. "The swing of votes has been massive," Reuben Wong, an assistant professor ...

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