Tag: elections

SDP’s John Tan barred from contesting in upcoming General Election

John Tan, the vice-chairman of the Singapore Democratic Party will not be able to contest in the upcoming General Election, according to a High Court ruling. In July this year, Tan announced that he sought a declaration of his eligibility to contest in the next...

UK’s opposition Labour party agrees to December election

Britain was on course for a December election Tuesday after the main opposition Labour party said it would support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan, although a date has not yet been fixed. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "I have consistently said that we are ready...

Trudeau’s Liberals win Canada vote, will form minority govt

by Michel COMTE Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party held onto power in a nail-biter of a Canadian general election on Monday, but as a weakened minority government. Television projections as of 2 am Tuesday (0600 GMT) declared the Liberals winners or leading in 156 of...

Progress Singapore Party calls for supporters to join them as polling or counting agents

Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party seems to be the first out of the gate in calling for volunteers to join them as polling and counting agents. In a social media post earlier today on the party’s Facebook page, they write, “Progress Singapore Party...

Sri Lanka’s Rajapakse clan steps up new bid for power

Sri Lanka's election commission on Monday agreed to let the brother of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse stand in the country's presidential election, despite a string of corruption cases against him. Gotabhaya Rajapakse is frontrunner in the campaign for the November 16 election, even though his...

Singapore’s looming battles in court and the ballot box

In Singapore, with general elections expected in a few months, legal battles over libel are ongoing and there is a real possibility of fights over fake news. One ongoing libel case involves Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s lawsuit against Leong Sze Hian, a shadow...

SDP to launch their party manifesto this month

Earlier today (September 16), the Singapore Democratic Party announced the upcoming launch of their party’s manifesto. In their announcement, the party explains, “A political manifesto is a declaration of a party's vision and mission, a pronouncement of its plans and policies. This is exactly the...

Anti-establishment figures claim first round wins in Tunisia polls

by Caroline Nelly PERROT Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claimed Sunday to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed in the country's second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring. In a sign of voter apathy, especially among the young,...

The big question: When will elections be held?

The forming of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) is the clearest indication the next General Election (GE) could be just around the corner, though the next elections must be held by April 2021. The committee has to take into consideration the changes in the number of electors in...

WP’s Pritam Singh on the upcoming elections: “Keep calm and keep walking”

After the announcement by the Prime Minister’s Office of formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC), Workers’ Party Secretary-General Pritam Singh wrote about his take on social media saying to deal with elections is to “Keep calm and keep walking”. However, he notes how, “they interestingly...