SINGAPORE, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Singapore leaders Sunday
expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of the general election and they
thanked residents in their respective constituencies, according to Channel News
Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng called the result
a very good win for the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) led by Prime Minister
Lee Hsien Loong, adding that the party hoped to get support from those who voted
for the opposition parties.
Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said that Lee has won a
resounding victory because it is overwhelming for him to get 66.6 percent of the
votes in his first general election since he became the Prime Minister in August
The PAP won 82 of the 84 parliamentary seats in
Singapore's 10th general election held on Saturday while the Workers' Party and
the Singapore Democratic Alliance retained one seat each. The result is the same
as that in the last general election held in November 2001.
Established in 1954, the PAP has won all the general
elections and stayed in power since Singapore's independence from Malaysia in