HEARD IN HOUGANG: “I love exercising my right to vote… this is why I live in a democratic country,” said one voter. #hougangbyelection
— Channel NewsAsia (@cnalatest) May 26, 2012
A by-election is being held today at Hougang, the Singapore parliamentary constituency which has been held by the opposition Workers Party since 1991. The only other constituency in opposition hands is the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC), which was captured by the Workers Party in the May 2011 general election. The by-election was triggered by the expulsion of the former MP Yaw Shin Leong from the Workers Party following an extramarital affair with a party member. He won the seat in the May 2011 election, defeating Desmond Choo of the PAP, who is standing again this time. The seat was earlier held by the Workers Party leader Low Thia Khiang, who won election from Aljunied GRC last year. Low represented Hougang from 1991 till last year. Here are reports, tweets and pictures from Hougang Storified.