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Singapore's Ruling Party Unveils Election Manifesto

Singapore's ruling party has unveiled its manifesto for elections expected to be called within the coming weeks.

The People's Action Party announced plans Saturday to focus on the poor and elderly.

Former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has said the election likely would take place in the first half of next month.

The ruling party is expected to win the vote but could face a tougher race than previous elections because smaller opposition parties say they will contest more than half the seats.

The People's Action Party won 82 of the 84 elected seats during the last poll in 2001.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.