In an open letter to Singaporeans, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong thanked citizens for their strong support and said the results “reflect the will of the people”.
The ruling party takes 83 seats and recaptures Punggol East SMC while the Workers’ Party retains Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC with reduced margins.
Political parties held activities such as walkabouts and victory parades over the weekend after Polling Day (Sep 11) to thank residents for their support throughout the nine days of hustings.
The Deputy Prime Minister was speaking during a walkabout in Jurong GRC, for which his PAP team won 79.3 per cent of the votes in the General Election.
Mr Lee Hsien Loong says the election results would “greatly bolster confidence in Singapore”. He also says new cabinet appointments may be made within two weeks.
TODAY reports: The Workers’ Party garnered 39.27 per cent of valid votes cast, a drop of almost six percentage points from 2011.
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The General Election 2015 saw 9 political parties and 2 independent candidates competing for 16 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) and 13 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs) to fill 89 Member of Parliament (MP) seats.
The People’s Action Party won a total of 83 seats, with the Workers’ Party winning the remaining 6 seats.
A total of 2,307,746 votes were cast, with 2,260,379 valid votes (47,367 rejected votes).
The parties that contested were:
- National Solidarity Party (NSP)
- People’s Action Party (PAP)
- People’s Power Party (PPP)
- Reform Party (RP)
- Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA)
- Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)
- Singapore People’s Party (SPP)
- Singaporeans First (SingFirst)
- Workers' Party (WP)
Party share of votes in constituencies contested
- % Vote
- Total Valid Votes
- Total Electorate