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Bukit Batok by-election announced on May 7

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President Tony Tan Keng Yan issued the write of election today (Apr 20) for the election in Bukit Batok single member constituency to be held on May 7 (Sun).
Nomination day has been confirmed to be on Apr 27 and the nomination centre will be Keming Primary School.
The coming by-election will be the third by-election in 5 years. The two previous one were for the constituencies of Hougang in the year 2012, and for the constituency of Punggol East in 2013. The opposition won both by-elections.
Dr Chee Soon Juan, the secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has confirmed that he will be the political party’s candidate for the upcoming by-election in Bukit Batok Single Member Constituency (smc).
The election was called after the former Member of Parliament for the constituency, David Ong, stepped down following an extra-marital affair with his grassroots leader. The People’s Action Party (PAP) has unveiled Mr Muralidharan Pilliai as its candidate for the contest.

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