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Key challenge will be keeping party cohesive and united

No guarantee that divisions and disruptions will not arise in ongoing political transition

One theme clearly stood out from yesterday's People's Action Party (PAP) announcement of its new leadership slate: The numerous references to the need for the team to be cohesive and united.

"United" was a word repeated no fewer than a dozen times throughout the evening - and it would appear to have been intentional.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2018, with the headline 'Key challenge will be keeping party cohesive and united'. Print Edition | Subscribe