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PAP conference: Reminder of need for party to change amid reassurance of continuity

PM posted a "wefie" on Facebook from the PAP conference.
PM posted a "wefie" on Facebook from the PAP conference.PHOTO: PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY
PM Lee assured Singaporeans that leadership renewal remains one of his top priorities, and reiterated his intention to see the country through the crisis.
PM Lee assured Singaporeans that leadership renewal remains one of his top priorities, and reiterated his intention to see the country through the crisis. SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK/PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY

SINGAPORE - Every two years, over 2,000 men and women in white congregate for the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) conference, where they elect the party's top decision-making body and map the way forward.

But unlike previous conferences, the PAP cadres cast their votes on Sunday (Nov 8) in a distributed manner - against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, and amid news from the other side of the world that a deeply divisive election had produced a new president of the United States.

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