30 May '16, 4am

[Mothership] Despite a leadership challenge, Low Thia Khiang was the clear winner in the WP election

[Mothership] Despite a leadership challenge, Low Thia Khiang was the clear winner in the WP election

“When I took over the Workers’ Party (WP) in 2001 as SG (Secretary-General), I was the youngest. So that was a very worrying sign. Today, we are less worried because the SG is the oldest…”. This was what WP Sec-Gen Low Thia Khiang told the media as he emerged from the WP’s leadership election in high spirits. How can he not be happy? Despite the leadership challenge by fellow Aljunied GRC MP Chen Show Mao, Low’s leadership team is now younger with an average age of 45.2 compared to 46.6 in 2014. More importantly, the core of WP’s next generation leaders — 2015 candidates in East Coast GRC and Fengshan SMC – have been elected. A total of 21 members competed for 12 Central Executive Council (CEC) slots (excluding Sec-Gen and Chairman) at yesterday’s election. Here’s how we make sense of what the WP leadership election means for WP: 1. A party in Low’s image: Photo by Lim Wei...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/05/despite-a-leadership-challen...

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