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Tag Archives: GE2015

GE 2015: Could there have been any other result?

By Dr Chee Soon Juan I wrote a couple of weeks prior to the last GE that come day-after-polling, the PAP will declare victory and, thereafter, it will be one-party-rule-as-usual. I also pointed out, which I have done countless of times before, that the electoral process in Singapore facilitates one and only one outcome: PAP victory. There can be no other. …

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The road less travelled – an opposition member’s insights

By E Lee To all political pundits, I'm offering you a brief inside peek of what it takes to be in an alternative political party. Before you misread this as a sore loser article trying to gain sympathy, I just want to say, you won't know it until you're in it six feet deep. Neither are these views unique to …

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Were voters misled by fears of a new government?

By Ghui While surprise is not the adjective I would use, I am certainly disappointed with the recent election results. At the end of the day, I firmly believe that democracy empowers people; and despite its pitfalls, it is still the best system the world has to ensure that power is not abused by those who wield it. I respect …

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Will the PAP post-GE2015 be more ready to engage?

By Howard Lee Now that the People's Action Party has achieved its “landslide” victory at the 2015 general elections, we can see that it is losing no time in consolidating its support to garner support for the coming government. And it is not just for the next five years or so, but with a clear intention to project its power …

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How did an expected watershed election turn into an unexpected landslide victory?

By Cassandra Chia Lying on my sofa watching Channel 5, I could hear the commentators sharing their views on the possible voting trends, and opposition parties responding to media queries on their thoughts of the sample voting results. One candidate likened our governing system to that of North Korea and China, and “suan” Singaporeans that we should not “complain” since …

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GE2015 results – reviewing our democracy in the carrot-and-stick vote

By Howard Lee It would take a very hard heart not to admit that the results of GE2015 point to something that is very different in Singapore. The real question is, what specifically? This question should keep Singaporeans up for many more nights, even years, to come. Personally, nothing disappointed me more than the results for Lina Chiam in Potong …

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Underexplored issues: National debate needed on heritage, say experts

As part of its general election coverage, and to help voters make informed choices, The Online Citizen is taking a look at important issues which have been neglected or underrepresented in the debates in this election, and asking experts to comment on the parties’ policy proposals. In part IV, we examine the parties’ proposals on heritage. Two parties address heritage …

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Underexplored issues: More thought needed for early childhood education proposals

As part of its general election coverage, and to help voters make informed choices, The Online Citizen is taking a look at important issues which have been neglected or underrepresented in the debates in this election, and asking experts to comment on the parties’ policy proposals. In part III, we examine the parties’ proposals on early education. Only two parties …

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Underexplored issues: Experts welcome debate on PSLE and Educational Reform

As part of its general election coverage, and to help voters make informed choices, The Online Citizen is taking a look at important issues which have been neglected or underrepresented in the debates in this election, and asking experts to comment on the parties’ policy proposals. In part II, we examine the parties’ proposals on education. Education was addressed in …

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