Why Singaporeans care about elections, even though the outcome is easy to predict
Singapore’s president dissolved parliament on Tuesday afternoon, and the prime minister announced shortly after that the country will go to the polls on Sept. 11.
The President, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has dissolved Parliament#sgelections
— Singapore Government (@govsingapore) August 25, 2015
Polling Day is on 11 Sep. This GE is abt our future. Pls support my team. Together, we’ll keep S’pore special. – LHL http://t.co/zsC8sgxgPZ
— Lee Hsien Loong (@leehsienloong) August 25, 2015
Historically, it hasn’t been difficult to predict the outcome of elections in Singapore — the People’s Action Party (PAP) has won every one since 1959. But their winning margin appears to be decreasing over recent years, and Singaporeans have been following the decline closely. Read more…
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