Signs point to Chen Show Mao not contesting WP chief's post

He is reportedly backing Pritam Singh but others could nominate him

It is understood that Mr Chen Show Mao (above) held a meeting recently with his core group of supporters, numbering about 30, where he told them he does not intend to challenge Mr Pritam Singh (left) for the party's top post tomorrow.
It is understood that Mr Chen Show Mao held a meeting recently with his core group of supporters, numbering about 30, where he told them he does not intend to challenge Mr Pritam Singh (above) for the party's top post tomorrow.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
It is understood that Mr Chen Show Mao (above) held a meeting recently with his core group of supporters, numbering about 30, where he told them he does not intend to challenge Mr Pritam Singh (left) for the party's top post tomorrow.
It is understood that Mr Chen Show Mao (above) held a meeting recently with his core group of supporters, numbering about 30, where he told them he does not intend to challenge Mr Pritam Singh for the party's top post tomorrow.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Signs indicate that the Workers' Party's Mr Chen Show Mao has decided not to challenge Mr Pritam Singh for the party's top post tomorrow, paving the way for Mr Singh's ascendancy to secretary-general.

But this is not a foregone conclusion and may still change on the day of the party's leadership elections.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2018, with the headline 'Signs point to Chen Show Mao not contesting WP chief's post'. Print Edition | Subscribe