19 PEOPLE TO WATCH IN 2019 -Singapore/Foreign

Face to watch in 2019: Pritam Singh, Workers' Party chief

Mr Pritam Singh's first major task will be to lead the Workers' Party in the next general election.
Mr Pritam Singh's first major task will be to lead the Workers' Party in the next general election.

It is almost unthinkable. But, next year, Singaporeans will see the Workers' Party (WP) gear up to tackle a general election that must be held by April 2021 - without the venerable Mr Low Thia Khiang at the helm.

This is because Mr Pritam Singh was elected unopposed in April to succeed Mr Low as WP secretary-general. Mr Low had held the post for 17 years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Pritam Singh, Workers' Party chief'. Print Edition | Subscribe