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Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore leader praises youth for huge electoral win

Singapore's prime minister on Saturday lauded the city-state's youth vote for helping return his party to power in a massive election victory, and reversing a worrying drop in popularity it suffered in the last polls four years ago. The ruling People's Action Party got 83 of the 89 seats in Parliament, while the opposition Workers' Party captured six in Friday's elections. "It is a good result for the PAP, but it is an excellent result for Singapore," Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in the early hours of Saturday, after final results were announced. He said the result would not have been possible without broad support from all sections of society. ...