PAP unveils new leadership: Key challenge will be keeping party cohesive and united

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

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat (left) and Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing at the PAP press conference at its Bedok headquarters on Nov 23, 2018. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE - One theme clearly stood out from the People's Action Party's (PAP) announcement on Friday (Nov 23) 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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