Singapore GE: Opposition parties set to skip usual pow-wow, raising risk of multi-cornered fights

Opposition parties said that there appears to be no impetus for any grand all-party meeting this time. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - In a break from general elections dating back decades, opposition parties look set to head into the upcoming polls without their usual pow-wow to avoid three-cornered fights.

Instead, parties are holding discussions with each other directly or in small groups - a process that has so far produced mixed results. While some agreements have been made, other discussions have hit an impasse, with parties preparing for the possibility of multi-cornered contests.

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