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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Party Wins Prior to Poll

SINGAPORE () -- Singapore's election isn't until Jan. 2, but the ruling People's Action Party has already won.


Candidate nominations closed Monday with opposition parties challenging only 36 of the 83 Parliament seats up for grabs, giving the long-ruling PAP a guaranteed majority.


The PAP will contest all seats in the one-house legislature, against nominees from five opposition parties and one independent. The election date offers nine days for formal campaigning, the constitutional minimum.