The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has returned to power, winning 83 of the 93 seats contested in the General Election on Friday, even as the Opposition reported marginal gains.
Mr Lee, 68, has been re-elected from his Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency (GRC). The Prime Minister led Gan Thiam Poh, Darryl David, Ng Ling Ling and Nadia Ahmad Samdin, GRC team from his faction.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat has also been re-elected. His team included Maliki Osman, Jessica Tan, Cheryl Chan, and The East Coast GRC’s Tan Kiat How.
The Opposition Workers ‘ Party — headed by Indian-born chief Pritam Singh — captured 10 seats, including Sengkang’s GRC where it defeated the PAP team led by Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Ng Chee Meng. Mr. Meng is also the National Trade Union Congress Secretary-General.