08 May '11, 12pm

[CNA] GE: Tin Pei Ling "a factor" for weak results, says SM Goh

SINGAPORE: Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said the negative publicity around Ms Tin Pei Ling was one factor to the People's Action Party's (PAP) weaker performance at Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC). Mr Goh added the party needs to change from both a top-down and bottom-up approach. He said: "I was expecting, to be frank, slightly better results but we were prepared for this kind of results because it's a new situation. "You know that there is a sea change in the political landscape. It's a new landscape. We can feel the tide. People want to have alternative voices in Parliament. So, that tide was very strong". Mr Goh was speaking to reporters after his team's victory parade around Marine Parade GRC on Sunday morning. Marine Parade GRC had been uncontested since 1992. In that year, the PAP won 72.9 per cent of votes - compared to 56.7 per cent in this ...

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