SNA - OPINION: Tan's narrow election win loosens Lee's grip - Lindsay Murdoch

SNA - OPINION: Tan's narrow election win loosens Lee's grip - Lindsay Murdoch

The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 Aug 2011 FORMER deputy prime minister Tony Tan has narrowly won Singapore's presidential election in a sign that support for the party that has ruled the city-state with an iron grip for more than four decades is eroding. Mr Tan was tacitly endorsed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the first contest for the largely ceremonial position since 1993. The closeness of the vote will ring alarm bells in the People's Action Party that was founded by former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

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