Tag: elections

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...

Netizens forecast that General Elections “will NOT be in September 2019”

Despite no official confirmation from the Elections Department Singapore (SLD), following the circulation of a rather dubious-looking chain message on Whatsapp Messenger, netizens have taken to give their two cents on the elections date. One netizen, Vincent Ng, came up with the following reasons, all subject...

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US...

Six dead in Jakarta riots in protest against presidential elections result

At least six people were killed as Indonesia's capital erupted in violence when police clashed with protesters opposed to the re-election of President Joko Widodo. Police sirens blared as fresh skirmishes broke out Wednesday evening with thousands of protesters chanting and waving Indonesian flags in...

Amidst vote-buying and violence, here’s what’s really at stake in today’s midterm elections in the Philippines

Manila — Half of the seats in the Phillipines' Senate are at the crux of today's general election as over 61 million registered voters cast their votes for more than 18,000 positions. Filipinos will be electing candidates to the House of Representatives, as well as...

Want to get more votes? Smile!

A new study reports interesting findings on the correlation between smiling and vote turnout. Masahiko Asano, a professor at Tokyo’s Takushoku University, analysed the smiles of election candidates and compared the data with the number of votes they got. Professor Asano gathered around 6,000 campaign...

Coming elections to use e-registration and ballot counting machines

In a news release on November 22, Thursday, the Elections Department (ELD) announced that mechanical counting machines will be used for Singapore’s next elections, for the purpose of hastening the process of counting ballots as well as improving efficiency. These machines are similar to those...