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Singapore ruling party wins elections, returns to power

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's prime minister on Saturday lauded the city-state's youth vote for helping return his party to power in a massive victory for the 12th time since independence a half-century ago.
The victory of the People's Action Party was never in doubt — it has won every elections since 1965 — but the huge sweep in Friday's general elections means the struggling opposition made no headway despite highlighting problems like income disparity, restrictions on free speech, overcrowding caused by immigration, and the rising cost of living.
The PAP got 83 of the 89 seats in Parliament while the opposition Workers' Party captured six.Read more on