09 Jul '11, 12am

WP 'gearing up to form govt'

WP 'gearing up to form govt'

SINGAPORE: The Workers' Party (WP) is working towards forming the government, its first-term Member of Parliament (MP) Pritam Singh said on Friday. However, Mr Singh reiterated the decision of which party forms the government "will be made by the people of Singapore". Said Mr Singh: "There are 87 seats in Parliament. How many do we have right now? We've got six ... we will not be ready to form a government till we got 44 good candidates, who are elected by the people." He added: "So, is that something we are working toward? Well, I think the short answer is yes. But at the end of the day, with respect to that decision, it will not be made by the Workers' Party, it will be made by the people of Singapore." Mr Singh, who was speaking on a panel at the Institute of Policy Studies forum alongside National Solidarity Party secretary-general Hazel Poa and People's Action Party (...

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