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GE2015: All 89 seats to be contested for the first time since Independence

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All 89 seats will be contested for the first time since Independence at the close of Nomination Day.

[SINGAPORE] All 89 seats will be contested for the first time since Independence at the close of Nomination Day.

As of Tuesday 12:30pm, three-corner fights have been confirmed in Bukit Batok, MacPherson and Radin Mas Single Member Constituencies, according to Straitstimes.com.

The Workers' Party (WP)'s rookie candidate Bernard Chen, 29, a funeral services company executive will go up against the PAP's Tin Pei Ling and the National Solidarity Party's Cheo Chai Chen in MacPherson, which was carved out of the Marine Parade GRC.

In Radin Mas, the PAP incumbent Sam Tan will face off against Kumar Appavoo of the Reform Party and an independent candidate, blogger Han Hui Hui.

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Another independent, businessman Samir Salim Neji, 45, is contesting Bukit Batok against the Singapore Democratic Party's Sadasivam Veraiah and the PAP's Teo Ho Pin.

The other 10 single-seat wards and 16 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) are seeing straight fights. At the 2011 polls, there was only one three-cornered fight between the PAP's Michael Palmer, the WP's Lee Li Lian, and Desmond Lim Bak Chuan of the Singapore Democratic Alliance.

Read more about GE2015 here.

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