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Politics, Monthly Spotlight

No Clear Front Runner for Worker Party’s New Chief

In November, Worker’s Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang announced his decision to step down from the party leadership at its next Central Executive Committee election in 2018.

Low’s statement marks an upcoming renewal in the WP’s leadership for the first time in 17 years but two in five Singaporeans (40%) do not know who they would like to see become the next party leader. Amongst the current party members, party chairman Sylvia Lim ranked first (24%) to inherit the position. Chen Show Mao (9%) and Pritam Singh (3%) were the next most popular choices.

With the prospect of a refreshed leadership in the WP, about half of Singapore (49%) expect the party to perform about the same in the next General Election which is due to be held before January 2021. Nearly two in five (38%) feel that the WP will do better.

The Race for WP’s Next Chief: Most Singaporeans Don’t Know Who They Prefer

Expected Performance of WP in the Next GE