Ruling People’s Action Party won Singapore general elections for record 12th time

Sep 14, 2015 13:05 IST

The Ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) on 12 September 2015 won the general elections to the Parliament of Singapore. The party is headed by the incumbent Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

In the elections to the unicameral legislature, while the PAP won 83 seats, the opposition Worker’s Party ended up with just six seats, one less than it held in the outgoing parliament.

The PAP won the elections for record 12th time since independence from Malaysia in 1965.

Also, it was the first elections held after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, father of Prime Minister Lee, who was the Prime Minister of the country between 1959 and 1990.

Lee Kuan Yew (16 September 1923-23 March 2015) is considered as the founding father of modern Singapore as he transformed the city-state from a small port city and a malaria-infested backwater to a wealthy global hub.

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