This photograph shows Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew holding a press conference in Singapore on the launch of Part 2 of his memoirs: From Third World to First. AFP / GEORGE GASCON
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Singapore's prime minister Wednesday announced constitutional amendments that would result in more opposition politicians in Parliament, long dominated by his ruling People's Action Party.It won 83 of 89 seats in last September's general election, securing nearly 70 percent of all votes and boosting its confidence after winning only 60 percent of the votes in the 2011 general election.Lee said the size of those groups will be reduced, giving smaller opposition parties the chance to cobble together enough candidates to contest the constituencies.If fewer than 12 opposition members are elected, the "best losers" from the opposition will be selected as non-constituency members of Parliament, meaning they don't represent a group of residents.
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