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Singapore govt faces test in by-election

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Voters in a Singapore suburb have begun casting ballots in a by-election that tests the public mood two years after the ruling party suffered its worst ever poll performance. 

Supporters of the Peolpe's Action Party (PAP) are seen gathering at the nomination center in Singapore, on January 16, 2013. Voters in a Singapore suburb have begun casting ballots in a by-election that tests the public mood two years after the ruling party, PAP, suffered its worst ever poll performance.

At stake is a seat left vacant when former Speaker Michael Palmer stepped down and quit the People's Action Party (PAP), which has been in power for over half a century, after he confessed to an extramarital affair in December.

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