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Singapore opposition calls for more “inclusion” after loss of government support

July 13, 2020

The Singapore opposition has called for more “inclusion” after the recent election, in which Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s government’s Popular Action Party (PAP) has suffered a significant loss of support despite the victory.

This was expressed by the leader of the Labor Party, Sylvia Lim, who pointed out that after 55 years in the same party, the country is ready for a government with different positions.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Lim argued that PAP’s “tough and combative” campaign appeared to have “failed” among Singapore’s younger population.

Singapore opposition calls for more “inclusion” after loss of government supportSingapore opposition calls for more “inclusion” after loss of government support

“We want a Singapore that has different perspectives,” he said, adding that they need to find a way to “be more tolerant and talk about their differences.”