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Singapore's Ruling Party Elects New Central Executive Committee
Source: news.xinhuanet.com
Source Date: Sunday, December 02, 2012
Country: Singapore
Created: Dec 04, 2012

SINGAPORE, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's ruling party the People's Action Party elected a new central executive committee on Sunday, with 12 winning the top votes, and two others co-opted.

Local media Channel NewsAsia said the committee represents "the party's highest policy-making body."

The 12 members of the committee are Lee Hsien Loong, Khaw Boon Wan, Yaacob Ibrahim, Teo Chee Hean, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Lim Swee Say, K Shanmugam, Chan Chun Sing, Grace Fu, Gan Kim Yong, Heng Swee Keat and Ng Eng Hen, while Tan Chuan-Jin and Vivian Balakrishnan were co-opted.

All of them are prime ministers or ministers for different ministries.

The Straits Times reported that "the fourth-generation ministers like Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing and Second Minister for the Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu made it to the top 12 with the most number of votes from the thousand plus cadres. "
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