GE2015: After polls close, candidates head to counting centres

SINGAPORE - With polls closed at 8pm and the counting process beginning, parliamentary hopefuls have started to make their way to counting centres across the island.

A sample count, which is an indication of possible results, is expected to be available from as early as 10pm. 

The People's Action Party's Seah Kian Peng, who is part of the team contesting Marine Parade GRC, made Zhonghua Secondary his first stop after leaving the Braddell Heights PAP branch office. The school is one of nine counting centres for Marine Parade GRC.


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The WP's Yee Jenn Jong, who is a member of the team contesting Marine Parade GRC, was at Victoria Junior College. He said he was "feeling good" and spent Cooling-off Day catching up with work. 


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Meanwhile, Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan was at Fengshan Primary where votes were being counted for East Coast GRC. The constituency is one of the hottest battlegrounds for the 2015 General Election, with the PAP team led by Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say facing a challenge from the Workers' Party team led by Gerald Giam. Seen at the same counting centre was the WP's Mohamed Fairoz Shariff. Both candidates were seen outside the counting hall looking at their phones.


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Aljunied GRC's PAP team leader Yeo Guat Kwang was seen at Serangoon Gardens Secondary School to observe the ballot counting. The PAP slate is attempting to wrest the GRC back from WP.


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PAP's MacPherson candidate Tin Pei Ling was at MacPherson Secondary School. The 31-year-old new mother, who is in a three-cornered contest with the National Solidarity Party's Cheo Chai Chen and the Workers' Party's Bernard Chen, visited 10 polling centres over the course of the day. She said: "We are hopeful but we don't know until the results. I hope voters will trust us again with MacPherson. The mood at the polling centres is a solemn one. I think residents realise they are exercising their right as a citizen, voting who forms the government and manages MacPherson, and I'm glad they take it seriously."


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