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Singapore election

Singapore ruling party loses ex-PM Goh Chok Tong to retirement

At 79, veteran steps aside 'with heavy heart' weeks before election

SINGAPORE -- Goh Chok Tong, who led Singapore as prime minister from 1990 to 2004, announced on Thursday that he will not run in the general election on July 10, as the ruling party bets heavily on a transition to younger politicians.

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