21 May '11, 4am

[TOC] Election shocker, now a Cabinet cracker

[TOC] Election shocker, now a Cabinet cracker

If the results of the May 7 general elections can be described as a shocker, then the Cabinet changes announced yesterday (Wednesday) must be a cracker. And what a cracker it was. Three minsters who were under severe attack during the campaigning were dropped, a bloated Cabinet of 21 ministers was trimmed down to 17, 11 of the 14 ministries saw changes in their leadership and the average ministerial age came down to 53. And a couple of election newbies were thrust into office holder positions. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who made an uncharacteristic apology during a bruising election battle on behalf of four of his ministers, called the changes “epochal”. And it was so in many ways. The changes were not just deep, but dramatic too. A political observer said: “I suppose extraordinary times need extraordinary changes. “The Singapore culture is not to drop ministers in su...

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