05 Dec '11, 2am

A mature rivalry between PAP and WP? #Singapore

A mature rivalry between PAP and WP? #Singapore

A sea of people is seen gathering to watch opposition Workers Party (WP) candidates speaking on the first day of … By Seah Chiang Nee Singapore's ruling party for 46 years has sounded a warning to its followers that its era of easy election victories is over. Future contests would be tougher, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong , who added that he no longer expected "clean sweeps" or "safe wards anywhere". Lee appealed to 1,500 party activists to help him build a new People's Action Party (PAP) for a new phase. This was its first convention since the poor election showing six months ago. Last week, as PAP prepared for its crucial meeting, rival Workers' Party (WP) launched the biggest offensive in the East Coast constituency since May. It lost narrowly to the government (45-55 per cent) and appears determined to win it in 2016. While Lee was exhorting his party to work har...

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