08 May '11, 3am

We hear you: SM Goh #sgelections

SINGAPORE - Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong flashed his trademark smile as he walked on stage to deliver his victory speech early this morning but grassroots leaders in the audience told Today they were "stunned" by the mandate that he received. The 56.65 per cent that Mr Goh and his team polled from the residents of Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC), viewed as a stronghold of the People's Action Party (PAP), is the lowest the elder statesman has received in his political career. In 1992, when the GRC was last contested, albeit in a by-election, his team had won by almost 73 per cent. The PAP's share of votes in the constituency was also below the 60.14 per cent which the ruling party polled across the island. Addressing PAP supporters at the Bedok Stadium, Mr Goh acknowledged that the voters had spoken and his team would have to work harder over the next...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/SingaporeVotes/EDC110508-00000...

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