Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Singaporean general election

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is also the Secretary-General of the People's Action Party, said: "The candidates coming in this General Election, I hope reinforced by a few more coming in the next election, will have to form the future leadership team for Singapore. And they have to be ready within two terms, by around 2020, and 10 years is not very long to develop a new team of leaders.

"They have to master the responsibilities in the ministries, they have to learn how Singapore works, they have to win the confidence and respect of the voters and trust of the voters, and take over from my colleagues and me."

The PAP's manifesto is entitled "Securing Our Future Together", and this will be a task for the core new team.


Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said he believes the People's Action Party (PAP) will remain the strongest party in Singapore.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Mr Lee said there may be a few seats for the opposition either as constituency or non-constituency members.

That is because Singapore has introduced new rules to allow up to nine of the "best losers" from the opposition to be in Parliament, so that the opposition's voice is heard.



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