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Png Eng Huat wins Hougang with 62.09% of the vote

~ By Kumaran Pillai ~

Png Eng Huat thanks his supporters.

BREAKING – The Workers’ Party has won Hougang by elections comfortably with 62.09% of the popular vote.  Png Eng Huat has succeeded in his attempt to retain WP’s stranglehold in Hougang.

Mr Desmond Choo of the PAP garnered 37.91% of the vote.

The total votes cast locally are 21,951 and it is 93.94% of the 23,368 registered electors in Hougang constituency.

The Hougang seat was vacated by Mr Yaw earlier this year. Yaw garnered 64.8 per cent of the vote, while Mr Desmond Choo's 35.20 per cent in the General Elections last year.

 

Final Vote Count:

 

BE 2012

 

GE 2011

 

WP's Png Eng Huat

13,447 votes.

62.09%

14,833 votes

64.8%

PAP's Desmond Choo

8,210 votes.

37.91%.

8,053 votes

35.2%

Rejected votes

294

 

261

 

Total Votes Cast

21,951

 

23,147

 

Swing votes of 157 to Desmond Choo.