SINGAPORE: Singapore Democratic Alliance’s Desmond Lim has conceded defeat.
He said he would like to thank his supporters, adding that he ran in the election to keep the SDA flame alive.
In a statement, Mr Lim said: "It has been a fast but hard race to the end. Entering this contest, I was well aware of the risks and challenges. But it was something the SDA had to do to keep its political flame alive.
"The results have not dampened me, nor the SDA. It only means we will have to fight harder and work harder when the next contest comes.
"I thank Punggol East residents for their support nonetheless."
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