WP and NSP to Lock Horns! Opposition Solidarity Talks Yield Multiple 3-Cornered Fights

Opposition solidarity talks which concluded tonight have yielded 3-cornered fights in 3 constituencies.

The Workers’ Party will take on the National Solidarity Party and the People’s Action Party in Marine Parade GRC and MacPherson SMC – which was formerly a part of Marine Parade GRC.

In Ang Mo Kio GRC, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s team will face competition from Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam’s Reform Party, and the Singaporeans First Party, led by Mr Tan Jee Say.

The Singapore People’s Party was expected to square off with the Democratic Progressive Party and the PAP in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, but the DPP has announced that it plans to field a joint-team with the SPP to contest in the constituency.

Tonight’s talks were aimed at preventing multi-cornered fights amongst the opposition parties in Singapore, though the results of the discussion are not binding and party leaders can still change their minds on their areas of contest.

The DPP looks to have dropped its interest in Potong Pasir SMC, which had threatened to spill over into another 3-cornered fight with the SPP and PAP.

Opposition parties also looked set for another 3-cornered fight in Tampines GRC, which will now be a straight fight between the PAP team, led by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, and the NSP.

This, after the People’s Power Party stepped aside and turned its attention to Choa Chu Kang GRC.

The Singapore Democrats also relinquished its claim on Sembawang GRC, paving the way for the NSP to contest in a straight fight.


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