For GE2020, we are electing parliamentarians who will form the most expensive cabinet in the world, our ministers being the highest paid by a mile.
Thanks to them and their ingenuity, we boast the world’s only Group Representation Constituency (GRC) system. Unlike other countries, we have a system that enables the election of a team of candidates rather than individual candidates.
We also have the world’s only Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) scheme. This is much touted by the ruling People’s Action Party in in GE2020.
We have to wonder, if the GRC and NCMP are such brilliant inventions, why is it that other countries have not rushed to copy them?
Yet another unique feature is the use of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). Correction orders have already been instructed by the POFMA office multiple times this GE. It’s set to be a key feature of every GE henceforth.
We are also having an election amidst the pandemic. While we are not the first country in the world to have a COVID-19 election, we hold the record of having the most COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia hands-down, and that’s really quite something.
If we were to put everything in perspective, this is how we could sum up GE2020:
In Singapore, the world’s highest paid politicians, who have conceived of the world’s first and only GRC and NCMP and POFMA, as well as conjured up the highest number of COVID-19 cases regionally, are seeking a strong mandate for GE2020 and if Singaporeans reciprocate, they could secure a record breaking 93-0 victory at the polls come July 10.