The People & # 39; s Action Party (PAP) released its manifesto ahead of the upcoming general election today (June 27).
He noted that Singapore was in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and stressed that the next government was facing a difficult task.
PM Lee unveiled the manifesto titled "Our Life, Our Jobs, Our Future" and said that if the election were normal, the manifest would focus on all long-term ideas for improving and transforming Singapore, such as projects like the Tuas Megaport and that Changi Terminal 5 among others.
He added that in normal elections, the routine business of keeping Singapore going is usually of great interest to voters, but this time it is different.
The focus of the manifesto is how "we will work together to overcome this generation crisis," he said.
To implement the manifesto, the party needs the full support of the Singaporeans and a strong, stable and capable leadership team.
PAP sees new faces, but prominent MPs have also retired
He also emphasizes that the new faces bring something different for the team, with some taking the more difficult path to success.
The PAP has 27 new candidates in this election, more than a quarter of the total number of parties and more than any previous election, Lee said.
There is a "good mix" with entrepreneurs, business people, lawyers, social workers, civil servants and officers from the Singapore Armed Forces, he added.
There are also more women – twice as many as in the 2015 general election – including Singapore's first female SAF general, Gan Siow Huang.
Mr. Lee noted that the PAP teams in Hougang and Aljunied worked hard on site.
"Now they are ready to fight again, this time wiser, more experienced and have built deeper ties with the residents."
About 20 MPs will retire this year, Mr. Lee said. This includes acting Vice President of Parliament Charles Chong.
Mr. Lee recalled how Mr. Chong had won several “skin of his teeth” options.
This is not because he is a weak MP, but because the party needs a strong candidate in a tough fight who fights hard and wisely. "We'll send Charles Chong," he said.
Others who are retiring are Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and Emeritus Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, who announced their resignation earlier this week.
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