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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. 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.

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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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