SINGAPORE - The People's Action Party (PAP) has won 83 out of 89 seats in Parliament in the Singapore General Election 2015.
They lost seats in Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC which were won by the Workers' Party (WP).
At the close of poll, a total of 2,304,331 votes were cast in Singapore, inclusive of 47,315 rejected votes. This made up 93.56 per cent of the 2,462,926 registered electors, said a statement by the Elections Department.
This is a slight increase from the record low of 93.06 per cent at the last election.
AsiaOne was at Bedok and Hougang where PAP and WP supporters and candidates gathered respectively.
On WP's win of Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC, Mr Low Thia Khiang said WP recognises and accepts Singaporean voters' choice at this election.
He said that the swing to the PAP can be attributed to a more responsive government.
When asked if the AHPETC issue affected WP's performance, he said he has not had time to properly assess, but noted the swing had been across the board and affected all opposition parties. He also said that he is satisfied with the parties' performance and stressed that WP will continue to work hard.
The PAP held a press conference after their win. Prime Minister Lee Hsieng Loong thanked voters and said he was happy with the outcome of the election.
The PM said he was "very pleased" with the result in Aljunied GRC. "We very nearly won - to the point where we forced a recount. And we missed only by 0.9 percentage point, and that's it. But next time we will get there," he said. He thanked the Aljunied team, Victor Lye, Yeo Guat Kwang, Murali, Chua Eng Leong, Shamsul Kamar doing "an excellent job", and also thanked Mr Lim Boon Heng who helped to coach and mentor the team to reach this point.
Echoing similar sentiments as Mr Low in his replies to the media, PM Lee said tonight is not the time for hindsight when asked if a stronger team should have been sent to Aljunied GRC.
PM Lee also said his first order is to reshuffle the Cabinet so younger faces are put into positions of responsibility quickly. He ended the press conference with: "Go forth to SG100".
Here are the live updates as the results were officially announced:
3.10am: The last of the General Election 2015 results are out. WP retains Aljunied GRC with a slight margin of 50.95% of the votes. PAP received 49.05% of the votes.
2am: PAP officially win East Coast GRC with 60.73% of the votes. WP received 39.27% of the votes.
1.50am: PAP officially wins Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC with 68.73% of the votes. SDP received 31.27% of the votes.
PAP officially wins Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC with 73.59% of the votes. SPP received 26.41% of the votes.
1.45am: PAP officially wins Jurong GRC with 79.28% of the votes. SingFirst received 20.72% of the votes.
PAP wins Sembawang GRC 72.28% of the votes. NSP received 27.72% of the votes.
1.35am: All the results for the SMCs have been announced. PAP has won 12 of the 13 single-seat constituencies, losing only Hougang.
Nee Soon GRC sees PAP officially winning 66.83% of the votes. WP received 33.17% of the votes.
PAP wins 78.57% of the votes in West Coast GRC. RP received 21.43% of the votes.
1.25am: PAP's Tin Pei Ling officially wins MacPherson SMC with 65.58% of the votes. WP received 33.60% of the votes while NSP received 0.82%.
PAP's David Ong wins Bukit Batok SMC with 72.99% of the votes. SDP received 26.40% of the votes while indepedent candidate Samir Salim Neji received 0.60%.
1.15am: PAP has officially won Marine Parade GRC with 64.07% of the votes. WP received 35.93% of the votes.
PAP has official won Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC with 72.89% of the votes. SDA received 27.11% of the votes.
1.05am: PAP's Sam Tan Chin Siong officially wins Radin Mas SMC with 77.25% of the votes. Independent candidate Kumar s/o Appavoo received 12.71% of the votes while Han Hui Hui received 10.04%.
Mountbatten SMC sees PAP's Lim Biow Chuan win 71.84% of the votes. SPP received 28.16% of the votes.
WP's first win is Hougang SMC's Png Eng Huat with 57.69% of the votes. PAP received 42.31% of the votes.
12.45am: The official results for Tampines GRC are PAP wins 72.06% of the votes. NSP received 27.94% of the votes.
Tanjong Pagar GRC sees PAP winning 77.71% of the votes. Singfirst received 22.29% of the votes.
PAP wins Jalan Besar GRC with 67.73% of the votes. WP received 32.27% of the votes.
12.25am: The official results for Ang Mo Kio GRC sees PAP winning 78.63% of the votes. RP received 21.37% of the votes.
PAP's Sitoh Yih Pin wins Potong Pasir SMC with 66.41% of the votes. SPP received 33.59% of the votes.
12.15am: PAP's Amy Khor officially wins Hong Kah North SMC with 74.76% of the votes. SPP received 25.24% of the votes.
PAP's Teo Ho Pin wins Bukit Panjang SMC with 68.38% of the votes. SDP received 31.62% of the votes.
12.05am: Chua Chu Kang GRC's official results sees PAP win 76.89% of the votes. PPP received 23.11% of the votes.
Holland-Bukit Timah GRC sees PAP win 66.62% of the votes. SDP received 33.38% of the votes.
11.55pm: Punggol East SMC's official results sees PAP's Charles Chong win 51.76% of the votes. WP received 48.24% of the votes.
Pioneer SMC sees PAP's Cedric Foo win 76.34% of the votes. WP received 23.66% of the votes.
Fengshan SMC sees PAP's Cheryl Chan win 57.52% of the votes. WP received 42.48% of the votes.
11.40pm: The official results for Yuhua SMC are out. PAP's Grace Fu has won by 73.54%. WP received 26.46% of the votes.
11.30pm: The first of the official results are out. PAP's Lam Pin Min has won Sengkang West SMC with 62.11%. WP received 37.89% of the votes.
You can view the polling results in AsiaOne's GE2015 website here.
|Number of voters: 148,142|
Number of votes: 69,929
Candidates: Chen Show Mao, Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang, Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap, Pritam Singh
Number of votes: 67,317
Candidates: Yeo Guat Kwang, Victor Lye, K. Muralidharan Pillai, Chua Eng Leong, Shamsul Kamar
|Ang Mo Kio GRC|
|Number of voters: 187,771|
Number of votes: 135,115
Candidates: Lee Hsien Loong, Ang Hin Kee, Intan Azura Binte Mokhtar, Gan Thiam Poh, Darryl David, Koh Poh Koon
Number of votes: 36,711
Candidates: M Ravi, Roy Ngerng, Gilbert Goh, Osman Sulaiman, Jesse Loo, Siva Chandran
|Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC|
|Number of voters: 129,975|
Number of votes: 86,514
Candidates: Ng Eng Hen, Josephine Teo, Chong Kee Hiong, Chee Hong Tat, Saktiandi Supaat
Number of votes: 31,049
Candidates: Benjamin Pwee, Bryan Long, Law Kim Hwee, Hamim Aliyas, Abdillah Zamzuri
|Bukit Batok SMC|
|Number of voters: 27,077|
Number of votes: 18,204
Candidate: David Ong
Number of votes: 6,585
Candidate: Sadasivam Veriyah
Number of votes: 150
Candidate: Samir Salim Neji
|Bukit Panjang SMC|
|Number of voters: 34,317|
Number of votes: 21,935
Candidate: Teo Ho Pin
Number of votes: 10,143
Candidate: Khung Wai Yeen
|Chua Chu Kang GRC|
|Number of voters: 119,931|
Number of votes: 84,731
Candidates: Gan Kim Yong, Low Yen Ling, Zaqy Mohamad, Yee Chia Hsing
Number of votes: 25,460
Candidates: Goh Meng Seng, Low Wai Choo, Lee Tze Shih, Syafarin Sarif
|East Coast GRC|
|Number of voters: 99,118|
Number of votes: 54,981
Candidates: Lim Swee Say, Lee Yi Shyan, Maliki Osman, Jessica Tan
Number of votes: 35,547
Candidates: Gerald Giam, Daniel Goh, Leon Perera, Mohamed Fairoz Shariff
|Number of voters: 23,427|
Number of votes: 12,398
Candidate: Cheryl Chan
Number of votes: 9,158
Candidate: Dennis Tan
|Holland-Bukit Timah GRC|
|Number of voters: 104,491|
Number of votes: 62,630
Candidates: Vivian Balakrishnan, Sim Ann, Christopher de Souza, Liang Eng Hwa
Number of votes: 31,380
Candidates: Chee Soon Juan, Paul Tambyah, Chong Wai Fung, Sidek Mallek
|Hong Kah North SMC|
|Number of voters: 28,145|
Number of votes: 19,612
Candidate: Amy Khor Lean Suan
Number of votes: 6,621
Candidate: Ravi Philemon
|Number of voters: 24,097|
Number of votes: 13,012
Candidate: Png Eng Huat
Number of votes: 9,543
Candidate: Lee Hong Chuang
|Jalan Besar GRC|
|Number of voters: 102,540|
Number of votes: 63,561
Candidates: Yaacob Ibrahim, Denise Phua, Lily Neo, Heng Chee How
Number of votes: 30,283
Candidates: L. Somasundaram, Frieda Chan, Redzwan Hafidz, Adrian Sim
|Number of voters: 130,498|
Number of votes: 95,080
Candidates: Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Desmond Lee, Ang Wei Neng, Rahayu Mahzam, Tan Wu Meng
Number of votes: 24,848
Candidates: David Foo Ming Jin, Tan Peng Ann, Wong Soon Hong, Wong Chee Wai, Sukdeu Singh
|Number of voters: 28,511|
Number of votes: 17,227
Candidate: Tin Pei Ling
Number of votes: 8,826
Candidate: Bernard Chen Jiaxi
Number of votes: 215
Candidate: Cheo Chai Chen
|Marine Parade GRC|
|Number of voters: 146,244|
Number of votes: 84,939
Candidates: Fatimah Lateef, Goh Chok Tong, Seah Kian Peng, Tan Chuan-Jin, Edwin Tong Chun Fai
Number of votes: 47,629
Candidates: Yee Jenn Jong, Dylan Ng, Terence Tan, He Ting Ru, Firuz Khan
|Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC|
|Number of voters: 107,599|
Number of votes: 68,485
Candidates: Halimah Yacob, Lawrence Wong, Alex Yam, Ong Teng Koon
Number of votes: 31,157
Candidates: Tan Liang Joo John, Bryan Lim Boon Heng, Damanhuri Abas, Wong Souk Yee
|Number of voters: 24,143|
Number of votes: 15,290
Candidate: Lim Biow Chuan
Number of votes: 5,992
Candidate: Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss
|Nee Soon GRC|
|Number of voters: 132,289|
Number of votes: 82,197
Candidates: K. Shanmugam, Lee Bee Wah, Faishal Ibrahim, Louis Ng, Henry Kwek
Number of votes: 40,796
Candidates: Ron Tan Jun Yen, Cheryl Loh Xiu Wen, Gurmit Singh, Kenneth Foo Seck Guan, Luke Koh Tiong Yee
|Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC|
|Number of voters: 187,396|
Number of votes: 125,021
Candidates: Teo Chee Hean, Teo Ser Luck, Zainal Sapari, Janil Puthucheary, Ng Chee Meng, Sun Xueling
Number of votes: 46,508
Candidates: Ong Teik Seng, Sunny Wong Way Weng, Abu Mohamed, Desmond Lim Bak Chuan, Arthero Lim, Harminder Pal Singh
|Number of voters: 25,458|
Number of votes: 17,994
Candidate: Cedric Foo
Number of votes: 5,578
Candidate: Elvin Ong
|Potong Pasir SMC|
|Number of voters: 17,407|
Number of votes: 10,581
Candidate: Sitoh Yih Pin
Number of votes: 5,353
Candidate: Lina Chiam
|Punggol East SMC|
|Number of voters: 34,466|
Number of votes: 15,801
Candidate: Lee Li Lian
Number of votes: 16,957
Candidate: Charles Chong
|Radin Mas SMC|
|Number of voters: 28,906|
Number of votes: 20,230
Candidate: Sam Tan Chin Siong
Number of votes: 3,329
Candidate: Kumar Appavoo
Number of votes: 2,629
Candidate: Han Hui Hui
|Number of voters: 144,672|
Number of votes: 96,639
Candidates: Khaw Boon Wan, Vikram Nair, Amrin Amin, Ong Ye Kung, Lim Wee Kiak
Number of votes: 37,067
Candidates: Spencer Ng, Kevryn Lim, Abdul Rasheed, Eugene Yeo, Yadzeth Haris
|Sengkang West SMC|
|Number of voters: 30,119|
Number of votes: 17,564
Candidate: Lam Pin Min
Number of votes: 10,716
Candidate: Koh Choong Yong
|Number of voters: 143,518|
Number of votes: 95,202
Candidates: Heng Swee Keat, Masagos Zulkifli, Baey Yam Keng, Desmond Choo, Cheng Li Hui
Number of votes: 36,920
Candidates: Sebastian Teo, Lim Tean, Nor Lella Mardiiiah Mohamed, Fong Chin Leong, Choong Hon Heng
|Tanjong Pagar GRC|
|Number of voters: 130,752|
Number of votes: 90,448
Candidates: Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah, Chia Shi-Lu, Joan Pereira, Melvin Yong
Number of votes: 25,943
Candidates: Tan Jee Say, Ang Yong Guan, Melvyn Chiu, Fahmi Rais, Chirag Desai
|West Coast GRC|
|Number of voters: 99,300|
Number of votes: 71,091
Candidates: Lim Hng Kiang, S. Iswaran, Foo Mee Har, Patrick Tay
Number of votes: 19,392
Candidates: Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Andy Zhu, Darren Soh, Noraini Yunus
|Number of voters: 22,617|
Number of votes: 15,298
Candidate: Grace Fu
Number of votes: 5,505
Candidate: Jaslyn Go