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Punggol East by-election

Key Dates

Jan 16 to 24

Campaign period

Jan 25

Cooling-off day

Jan 26

Polling day

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By-elections are prone to big swings, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen who added that the results of the Punggol East race will not affect how the People Action Party (PAP) handles national issues.
Party chief Low Thia Khiang said on Sunday that people should not read too much into the Punggol East by-election results.
Punggol East MP elect Lee Li Lian said on Sunday that she hopes her victory will encourage more women and young people to step forward and be involved in politics.
PAP candidate Koh Poh Koon will wait for the Prime Minister to decide how he should contribute in the days ahead, but branch activists at Punggol East will continue to serve residents in the ward.
What is one to make of the Workers' Party victory in Punggol East? Its candidate Lee Li Lian got 54.2 per cent of the votes, beating People's Action Party's Koh Poh Koon who got 43.7 per cent out of 29,415 valid votes cast.
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Saturday that the Punggol East by-election was "always going to be difficult".
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong released a statement at about 11.05pm on Saturday after it was announced that the Workers' Party had won the Punggol East by-election.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has congratulated the Workers' Party (WP) candidate Lee Li Lian for the Punggol East by-election.
Workers' Party candidate Lee Li Lian has won the Punggol East by-election handsomely at the second time of asking.
Sources say the Worker's Party has won the Punggol East by-election.
Singapore Democratic Alliance's candidate Desmond Lim is out of the Punggol East by-election race.
The People's Action Party's candidate Dr Koh Poh Koon and the Workers' Party's representative Ms Lee Li Lian are said to be fighting head-to-head in the race for the Punggol East single seat.
Four out of every five registered voters of Punggol East have cast their votes, said the Elections Department in its latest update.
Nearly half of the voters in Punggol East have cast their votes, said the Elections Department in its latest update.
See more pictures of Punggol East residents casting their votes in by-election.
Punggol East residents began voting for their Member of Parliament at 8am Saturday.
PUNGGOL East by-election candidates spent yesterday resting and relaxing with family and friends, as they awaited the hustle and bustle of the polls today.
ACHIEVING cheaper transport fares and lower utility bills is not as simple as nationalising public transport and utility companies, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at last night's People's Action Party (PAP) rally.
THE 23-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly threatening Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam was a temporary clerk at Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).
PEOPLE'S Action Party candidate Koh Poh Koon closed his campaign last night with a straightforward message for Punggol East voters: Vote for me and my team, we will work hard for you.

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