20 Apr '11, 6am

Will PAP's political dominance be threatened in upcoming election?: Commentary #sgelections

The next two-and-a-half weeks will keep Singaporeans enthralled now that the date for 11th General Election has been fixed for May 7. Unlike previous elections, Singaporeans can expect a majority of, if not all, seats to be contested. The Opposition has promised a better-quality slate of candidates to help break the one-party dominance of Parliament. The People's Action Party (PAP) has staked Singapore's and its future on its fourth-generation leadership renewal. It has also insisted that the institutional design of our political system must produce a government with a clear mandate, demonstrated through a strong parliamentary majority, for it to be able to govern resolutely and decisively in the long-term interests of Singapore. Against a backdrop of a growing income gap, inflation concerns and increased costs of living, the campaigning has already started, albeit unoffic...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/SingaporeVotes/EDC110420-00004...

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