13 Apr '11, 12pm

GE: Opposition parties locked in tussle in at least 8 constituencies: SINGAPORE : Opposition parties have said t...

SINGAPORE : Opposition parties have said that they want to contest all 27 constituencies at the coming polls. If that happens, it will be the first time all seats in a General Election (GE) are contested since Singapore's Independence. Singapore has been divided into 12 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs) and 15 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs). That makes 27 constituencies in all. At this point, three constituencies could see walkovers. They are Ang Mo Kio, Tanjong Pagar and Sembawang. That leaves 24 constituencies likely to be contested, including all SMCs. Several three-cornered fights have emerged, despite the opposition saying it wants to avoid such fights. That's because that would dilute the opposition's chances of winning against the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) in those constituencies. Five SMCs and one GRC are looking to become three-cornered figh...

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