27 Nov '11, 5am

PAP must expect tougher fights in future elections: PM Lee

PAP must expect tougher fights in future elections: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) can expect future general elections to be tougher contests and should not expect any more clean sweeps and safe wards. This was the message from PAP Secretary-General and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the party's convention on Sunday. Mr Lee said in every constituency, the "PAP must fight, and fight to win". He urged party activists to prepare early. He reminded them that preparations must not just start when the elections are approaching, but continue throughout the term of office. He stressed that whatever the overall strategy and national issues, ground work in each constituency still makes a great difference. This applies to constituencies that the PAP lost, such as Hougang and Aljunied GRC, as well as wards that it won comfortably or narrowly. He said its advisor Desmond Choo and party activists have a never-say-di...

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