09 May '11, 2am

Voices: Set aside an empty GRC to avoid losing ministers #sgelections

A QUESTION many Singaporeans might have asked yesterday morning when they found out that the People's Action Party (PAP) team led by Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo had lost in the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC) contest was: Why didn't the PAP change the game plan such as putting George Yeo, Lim Hwee Hua and Zainul Adidin Rasheed in another GRC? In any election system, there is no guarantee that the best men or women would always win. However, it is a great loss to the nation when we lose experienced and capable ministers like the above three in a General Election (GE). With this experience, it is time that we modify and improve our existing election system and approach. One way is allowing a "wild card" window in a GE so that a second chance could be provided for certain losing candidates to have another contest immediately after the GE We could set ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110509-0000509/Why-l...

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