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Agence France Presse
November 7, 2005
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong said general elections are coming and urged the ruling People's Action Party to help him get a strong first mandate, according to reports on Monday, Nov 7.
Lee took over after his predecessor Goh Chok Tong stepped down in August last year
The prime minister, who is also the PAP secretary-general, urged his fellow cadres at the party's twice-yearly convention to help him secure a strong mandate at the next polls, which must be held by June 2007. He spoke to 2000 party cadres in a closed-door meeting, reports said.
"We must be strong nationally and on the ground to win the trust of the voters," Lee, 53, was quoted as saying by the Today newspaper.
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