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GE2015: Face of political party's leader can be used in posters for candidates, says Elections Department

A poster of Mr Lee Hsien Loong seen in Potong Pasir SMC on Sept 2.

[SINGAPORE] It is not illegal to use the face of a political party's leader in the posters of a constituency they are not contesting in, the Elections Department (ELD) said on Thursday (Sept 3).

Referring to an update on Gov.Sg's Factually page, ELD pointed out: "Under the law, the face of the political party's leader can be used in the posters for the candidates standing for that political party, since voters would be able to identify the political party leader with that political party. This has been the practice in past elections." When election posters were put up on Wednesday, posters of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong appeared across the island, not just in Ang Mo Kio GRC where he is a candidate.

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