Are we moving slowly towards a 2-party system? Perhaps but not that soon. To-date, the Workers' Party is now sitting on 8 parliamentary seats out of the total 88 seats. The remaining 80 seats are by the PAP's.
The breakdown voting result is as such:
Lee Li Lian (WP) 16,038 votes (54.52%) Koh Poh Koon (PAP) 12,856 votes (43.71%) Kenneth Jeyaretnam (RP) 353 votes (1.20%) Desmond Lim (SDA) 168 votes (0.57%) Total valid votes 29,415 Total rejected votes 417 Total votes 29,832
An irrelevant comment - Why is the total rejected votes more than the votes for RP and SDA? Oops.
The by election result was announced by the Returning Officer, Yam Ah Mee, at around 11pm last night. Watch Yam Ah Mee possibly last appearance as a Returning Officer below.
NOTE: Above result does not include the overseas votes.