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Singapore election

Singapore election results give PAP supermajority as rivals rise

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SINGAPORE -- The ruling People's Action Party will form Singapore's next government with a supermajority, but the opposition made unprecedented gains in the city-state's general election.

The PAP won 83 of 93 available seats, with the final results coming in just before 4:00 a.m. local time on Saturday morning. This will extend the party's uninterrupted reign well into its sixth decade, but the victory may be slightly bittersweet. The ruling party won about 61.2% of the vote, its second-worst result on record and well below its 69.9% share in the 2015 election.

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