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Chiams retain seats in Singapore People's Party CEC

Published on Jan 5, 2014 7:47 PM
Singapore People's Party (SPP) chairman Lina Chiam (centre) speaks to reporters as she guides her husband, Chiam See Tong (far left), out of the SPP headquarters after an election meeting on Sunday, Jan 5, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Singapore People's Party (SPP) chairman Lina Chiam, 65, kept her place in the party's Central Executive Committee (CEC) with the most number of votes at an election meeting on Sunday.

The Non-Constituency MP's husband and veteran opposition leader Chiam See Tong, 78, also retained his place in a party he has been closely associated with since the 1990s.

In a bid to inject fresh blood ahead of the next General Election, which is due by 2016, the 10-member CEC also has four new faces.

They include an accountant, a former teacher and a non-governmental organisation advisor. All are believed to have been with the party for about two years, and are in their mid-20s and 30s.

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