07 May '11, 8pm

PM Lee: "We hear all your voices"

PM Lee: "We hear all your voices"

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the voters have decided and he is "humbled" that they voted the PAP government back to power. Speaking at a post-victory news conference after the General Election results were announced on Sunday, Mr Lee said voters had given the PAP a strong mandate but he is aware of the concerns and issues voters had put across. "We hear all your voices," said Mr Lee. The PAP government was returned to power with a majority of 81 seats including five uncontested seats. The strong showing is a relief for Mr Lee, who was seeking his second mandate as Prime Minister. Although it was a sweeping win in terms of seats, the PAP's share of the popular vote slipped to 60.14 percent from 66.6 percent at the last election in 2006. One of the most challenging contests in electoral history, the polls saw competition in 82 out of the 87 seats among seve...

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