On the Singapore election nomination day, brother Li Xianlong who has joined the opposition party said he would not run
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s younger brother Lee Hsien Yang said on the 30th that he will not participate in the Singapore general election to be held on July 10. Earlier, Li Xianyang announced on the 24th that he joined the opposition party Progressive Party (PSP).
The nomination day and voting day of this election are on June 30 and July 10, respectively. According to a Reuters report on the 30th, Li Xianyang stated on the same day that he would not run as a candidate because "Singapore does not need another leader with the surname Li."
Reports that Li Xianyang has always been full of criticism of the ruling party People’s Action Party (PAP) led by Li Xianlong, including accusing him of insisting on holding general elections during the COVID-19 epidemic. Li Xianyang also said last year that the People’s Action Party “has lost its way” and he “supports the principles and values of the Singapore Progressive Party”.
The People’s Action Party of Singapore was founded in 1954 by Li Xianlong and Li Xianyang’s father Li Guangyao. Since Singapore’s independence in 1965, it has never lost its ruling party status.