Tuesday, August 25, 2015

General Election On 11th Sep

To the surprise of no one, Singapore's President Tony Tan has issued the Writ of Election for General Election 2015. Nomination Day is set on 1 Sep with Polling Day on 11 Sep.

As per usual, the dates of the election is the shortest possible with a campaigning period of only nine days. And as usual, the People's Action Party (PAP) is expected to keep its overwhelming majority in parliament with only the Worker's Party (WP) as possible opposition.

The PAP has given Singaporeans a surge of goodies this year and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong just gave an election National Rally. Also, the PAP will gain a lot of sympathy votes due to the death of the late Lee Kuan Yew.

Honestly with the ground so against them, I think if the WP could maintain the number of seats in Parliament, it would be counted as a very good result for them. For the rest of the opposition, I think the best they can hope for is to keep their deposits.

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