Singapore GE: SDA puts on hold membership applications from four parties, scuppering plans for opposition bloc under its banner

The four parties had applied to join the Singapore Democratic Alliance in April. PHOTO: PEOPLE'S POWER PARTY/FACEBOOK
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SINGAPORE - A plan by four opposition parties to form an alliance for the next general election faced another setback, after their bid to join the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) collapsed.

SDA secretary-general Abu Mohamed told The Straits Times on Thursday (June 11) that the membership applications of Singaporeans First (SingFirst), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), People's Power Party (PPP) and Reform Party (RP) will be put on hold for now as the SDA ramps up its preparations for the election, which has to be held by April 14 next year.

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