Monthly Archives: September 2015

PAP vs SPP: When folksy politics works its slow charm

By Howard Lee “43 percent!” Benjamin Pwee whispered emphatically to opposition stalwart Chiam See Tong, as the duo stood outside Deyi Secondary School following the announcement of results for Bishan Toa Payoh GRC at the 2011 general elections. Indeed, garnering what is arguably the highest vote share by any opposition party for a first foray into a GRC stronghold of …

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Yet another reason why GE2015 will be important beyond Sept 11

By Sherman Tang That GE2011 and GE2015 are “watershed” elections are claims repeated ad nauseum. Here is an attempt to explain why from the point of electoral politics—beyond the fact that GE2011 saw a non-PAP political party win a GRC. GE2011 is significant because more voters than previously were able to cast their votes in the elections than was previously the …

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