Tag: elections

Opposition politician speculates: ‘It will be impossible and irresponsible to call for a GE soon, which makes it interesting’

Former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) and Workers' Party (WP) politician Yee Jenn Jong took to social media speculating when the elections might be called. In a Facebook post last week (Feb 5), Mr Yee noted that “It will be a tough year”. He also added...

Facebook exec says it helped put Trump in White House

by Glenn CHAPMAN A senior Facebook executive on Tuesday said the world's biggest social network unintentionally helped put Donald Trump in the White House but warned against dramatic rule changes. The Trump campaign did effectively use Facebook to rally support for his presidential run, and the...

SDP’s Bryan Lim calls for Singaporeans to “have the confidence and show some belief in the electoral processes”

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) members Bryan Lim Boon Heng and Khung Wai Yeen have shared a video of the new counting machines introduced by the Elections Department for the upcoming elections. The machines are automatic and aim to speed up the process of counting votes. In...

UK opposition chief Corbyn say ‘sorry’ for election defeat

Britain's main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn apologised to supporters on Sunday for overseeing his Labour party's worst election defeat since before World War II. But the veteran socialist defended his far-left campaign platform and gave no clear indication of when he might step down. "I will...

UK PM faces flak for ducking TV grilling

Boris Johnson came under fire on Friday for failing to face one of Britain's top political interviewers as he prepared for a final head-to-head debate with the main opposition leader before next week's election. Four other major party leaders have subjected themselves to an uncomfortable...

Trump on quest for foreign wins — and drama — in election year

by Shaun TANDON President Donald Trump has shattered norms and niceties on the world stage in his nearly three years in office. Entering an election year, Trump is unlikely to slow down as he seeks what has largely eluded him -- a headline-grabbing victory. The tycoon-turned-president...

MOF confirms Budget 2020 is scheduled for February, fuelling speculation on the timing of the next GE

In a press statement released on Monday (Dec 2), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) confirmed the Budget 2020 is scheduled for presentation in February. MOF indicated the upcoming Budget will focus on "business growth, training and employment, support for families, and support for seniors." It...

Google bans political ads in Singapore as elections loom

Google has banned political ads in Singapore ahead of elections, an opposition party said Wednesday, sparking accusations the tech giant was "kowtowing" to the tightly-controlled city's government. The ban was imposed under controversial new rules aimed at fighting disinformation in the city-state, which critics fear...

Elections department introduces improvements for the upcoming General Election

Earlier today (Nov 29), the Elections Department unveiled a series of improvements for the next General Election that would bring about a more seamless administrative and voting process for candidates and voters. In a press release, the department revealed the following: For Voters In an attempt to...

Sweeping victory for pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong

Hong Kong—The residents of Hong Kong sent a clear message to Beijing at the elections on Sunday, November 24, with an overwhelming majority of votes going to pro-democracy candidates after more than five months of protests that have rocked the city. Voters turned out in...