June 23, 2020 / 8:17 AM / 10 days ago

Singapore PM says he has decided to call a general election

SINGAPORE, June 23 (Reuters) - Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday he had advised the city-state’s president to dissolve parliament as he had decided to call a general election.

The decision comes as the city-state was in a stable position with regards to the COVID-19 outbreak, he said.

Reporting by John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan in Singapore; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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