Singapore PM’s brother will not contest July 10 election -source

FILE PHOTO: Lee Hsien Yang of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) greets a hawker during a walkabout ahead of the general election in Singapore
FILE PHOTO: Lee Hsien Yang of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) greets a hawker during a walkabout ahead of the general election in Singapore June 28, 2020/File Photo

June 30, 2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Singapore Prime Minister’s brother will not contest the July 10 election, a party source said on Tuesday, after the deadline for nominations.

Successful candidates will be announced at 1230 local (0430GMT).

Lee Hsien Yang, who has been embroiled in a bitter family dispute with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, last week joined the opposition to the party his father, Lee Kuan Yew, led through the city-state’s independence and rise as a nation.

(Reporting by John Geddie; Editing by Ed Davies)

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