09 Apr '11, 2am

GE blog: More votes for the PAP in Aljunied GRC? #SGelections

I PREDICT that the People's Action Party team in Aljunied GRC will win by a larger vote share in this election than in the last polls in 2006. In the last election, the country's tightest contest took place in the GRC, with the PAP securing 56.1 per cent of the valid votes, way below the national share of 66.6 per cent. One big factor then was the 'James Gomez Affair' . The WP candidate got into an altercation with Elections Department officials over whether or not he had submitted a requisite form. He said he had, but video footage later showed that he had instead put the form back into his briefcase. PAP leaders accused him of trying to discredit the Elections Department. The incident cost the PAP votes as voters came to see the mudslinging as Goliath battering David to pieces. All things being equal, there is unlikely to be another 'James Gomez Affair' this election. Ev...

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