PM Lee: 'I never have a numerical target for an election'

He also added that Lee Hsien Yang was entitled to his own opinion on social media.

Matthias Ang | June 30, 2020, 05:23 PM

Every constituency in Singapore will be contested this election.

However, this does not mean that the People's Action Party (PAP) has set a target to hit, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told the press at Deyi Secondary School on Nomination Day on June 30.

When asked if "scoring under 69 per cent" of the vote share might reflect a "lack of confidence in the new generation of leaders", PM Lee replied:

"I don't have a target. I never have a numerical target for an election. We go in, give it our all, fight for every vote."

Election being taken "very seriously"

PM Lee further stated that the election was being taken "very seriously".

"We're fighting for every vote, every constituency is contested, so it's not a by-election, it's a general election concerning the country at the moment of crisis."

He added: "When you open the ballot boxes, you will know how the voters have decided."

Lee Hsien Yang is entitled to his own opinion on social media

When asked if he was worried that his brother, Lee Hsien Yang, would influence voters and affect the PAP's chances, PM Lee replied that he had "no comment".

PM Lee then added that his brother, like everyone else, is entitled to his own opinion and noted that "nowadays on social media", there can be five to six million voices on the internet.

PM Lee concluded: "The public will assess which are worth listening to, which makes sense."

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