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Singapore PM takes initial step towards calling general election

Singapore PM takes initial step towards calling general election
FILE PHOTO: Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivers a keynote address at the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore, May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim -
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has formed a panel to review electoral boundaries, his office said in a statement on Wednesday, signalling an imminent general election.

Singapore, which has been ruled by Lee’s People’s Action Party since independence more than half a century ago, must hold elections by early 2021.

The formation of the electoral boundary review panel is seen as a precursor to national elections.

(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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