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GE2015 Day 1 rallies: The best pics

There was plenty of fire and thunder as the People's Action Party (PAP) and Workers' Party (WP) held their first rallies on Wednesday (Sept 2) in the lead-up to this year's general election on Sept 11.

In front of a sea of supporters at the open field in Hougang Central, WP chief Low Thia Khiang hit back at jibes over the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council controversy and accused the ruling party of constantly finding fault with his party.

Over at the Delta Hockey Pitch in Tiong Bahru, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged Singaporeans to make their choice based on Singapore's future.

Here are The New Paper photo department's 10 best shots from both rallies as selected by chief photojournalist Simon Ker.


STACK 'EM HIGH: This man makes no secret of his allegiances with his WP flags flying high. TNP PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO  
More WP supporters warming up for the party's rally at the open field in Hougang Central. TNP PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO  
There was no shortage of supporters for the WP as a large crowd gathered to attend their rally. TNP PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO  
Volunteers help set the stage for the WP's rally. TNP PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO  
Mr Low Thia Khiang (second from right) enjoys a light-hearted moment with Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Png Eng Huat. TNP PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO  
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong rallied PAP supporters to get behind the ruling party's vision for Singapore. TNP PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA  
PM Lee introduces the PAP candidates who will contest Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas SMC. TNP PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA  
Labour minister Chan Chun Sing revels in the support from the crowd at the PAP rally. TNP PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA  
They might have been smaller in number, but the crowd at the PAP rally at the Delta Hockey Pitch made their voices heard as they cheered for Radin Mas SMC candidate Sam Tan. TNP PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew (left), who is retiring from politics after the General Election, gives the thumbs up to his party's candidates. TNP PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA
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