19 Apr '11, 1pm

The govt in #Singapore has called an early election for May 7th. Expect the ruling PAP to maintain its grip on power.

SINGAPORE : Singaporeans will go to the polls on May 7. President SR Nathan dissolved Parliament on Tuesday, with Nomination Day slated for next Wednesday, April 27. Polling Day, which falls on a Saturday, has been declared a public holiday. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the time is now ripe for him to ask voters for a fresh mandate to take Singapore forward for the next five years. Commenting on the timing of the General Election (GE), he said voters will be choosing the party and team they trust to lead Singapore, and to improve their lives. Mr Lee urged Singaporeans to think it over carefully, and vote for the party and candidates best able to keep Singapore safe and prosperous, and give them and their children a bright and secure future. The news came a day after the announcement of two committees of prominent Singaporeans to certify minority candidates for the e...

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