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Updated: 01/31/2013 02:31 | By Channel NewsAsia

Overseas votes for Punggol East by—election counted

Overseas votes for Punggol East by—election counted


Overseas votes for Punggol East by—election counted

SINGAPORE: Results of the votes cast overseas for the Punggol East by—election on January 26 were counted on Wednesday at the counting centre at North Vista Secondary School.

Out of 59 eligible voters, 27 cast their ballots.

They bring the total number of votes cast in the by—election to 29,859, inclusive of 418 rejected votes. That is 94.34 per cent of the 31,649 registered electors in Punggol East constituency.

The Workers’ Party’s Lee Li Lian, who won the seat with 54.52 per cent of valid votes cast in Singapore, had seven overseas votes. With the seven votes added, her final vote share is 16,045 (54.50 per cent).

The People’s Action Party’s candidate, Dr Koh Poh Koon, had 19 overseas votes. These pushed his original share of 43.71 per cent up slightly to 43.73 per cent, or 12,875 votes.

Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam of the Reform Party, who took 353 votes (1.2 per cent of the vote share) did not get any overseas votes. Neither did Mr Desmond Lim of the Singapore Democratic Alliance, who had 0.57 per cent of the vote share (168 votes).

Final vote count for Punggol East by—election

Total number of votes cast: 29,859

Rejected votes: 418

WP’s Lee Li Lian: 16,045 votes (54.5%)

PAP’s Dr Koh Poh Koon: 12,875 votes (43.73%)

RP’s Kenneth Jeyaretnam: 353 votes (1.2%)

SDA’s Desmond Lim: 168 votes (0.57%)

—CNA/ac

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