20 Apr '11, 3am

GE: Opposition fielding better qualified candidates for GE 2011 #gesg #sgelections

SINGAPORE: For this coming General Election, opposition parties have attracted better qualified candidates and some of whom have credentials similar to those of the ruling People Action Party's (PAP) candidates. Five of the National Solidarity Party's (NSP) candidates have postgraduate degrees, and its current slate is over double the size of the team it fielded in the last General Election. Husband and wife team, Tony Tan and Hazel Poa, from the National Solidarity Party were both government scholars. They do not believe that meaningful change can come from within the system. "By joining opposition we actually have more to contribute. First off, a-one party system is not sustainable over the long-term, sooner or later there will come a time when we need a viable alternative and we need to build the foundation to that now," said Ms Poa. The NSP is expected to field 24 cand...

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