07 May '11, 6pm

GE: A new chapter has opened, says George Yeo

GE: A new chapter has opened, says George Yeo

SINGAPORE: The Workers' Party (WP) -- led by its Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang -- has won the hotly contested Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC). The win puts the most number of opposition members into Parliament. WP won 54.71 per cent of the votes, leaving the People's Action Party (PAP) with 45.29 per cent. This means the PAP team has lost three office holders -- Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo, Second Minister for Finance and Transport Lim Hwee Hua, and Senior Minister of State Zainul Abidin Rasheed. WP chief Low said in his victory speech: "This is a political landmark in Singapore. You have cast doubts and fears and taken a leap of faith. "Your votes tell us that Singapore is not just an economic success...but (also) your home. "Your votes tell us that Singapore wants to mature as a democracy and tell the government that you want a responsible, i...

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