Tag: General Election

GE2020: Singaporeans living in 10 overseas cities can still vote

SINGAPORE – On Monday (June 29) the Elections Department Singapore (ELD) said in a press release that Singaporeans living in certain overseas cities will be allowed to vote in the upcoming General Election. The 10 cities that will have polling stations are Canberra, London, Tokyo,...

“Good for the party, bad for the people”: Netizens skeptical of PAP potential candidate Gan Siow Huang

In response to the news of Singapore's first female general, Gan Siow Huang, being a potential People's Action Party (PAP) candidate, there has been an outpouring of skepticism, as people have questioned the number of PAP politicians who already have a military background. Given...

Heng Swee Keat: The sooner the GE is held, the sooner we can tackle upcoming challenges

Singapore— In an interview with Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday (May 27), Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat pointed out that the country will be facing many challenges over the next decade and the sooner the upcoming General Election (GE) is called, the sooner that...

Workers’ Party announces temporary suspension of house visits

Singapore—The Workers’ Party (WP) announced on Thursday (Mar 26) on its Facebook page and website that it is temporarily putting a stop to its house visits due to increased social distancing measures that have been put in place by the Government in a bid...

NSP ready for 3-cornered fights in Sembawang, Tampines, Pioneer and MacPherson

Singapore — The National Solidarity Party announced on Sunday (March 22) that it will be fielding 12 candidates in the coming General Election (GE), i.e. in Sembawang and Tampines GRCs and in Pioneer and MacPherson SMCs. NSP Secretary-General Spencer Ng said the party will be...

Will former RSAF general Gan Siow Huang contest under PAP at Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC?

Singapore—As the next General Election (GE) draws nearer, more and more new faces are emerging as potential candidates under different parties. One such newbie to the political arena is former general Gan Siow Huang, who served with the Republic of Singapore Air Force. Ms Gan...

Lawrence Wong: Very likely GE will be held even while S’pore battles Covid-19

Singapore — There is renewed speculation on when the next General Election (GE) will be held, which began following the release of the report of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (ERBC) on Friday (March 13). While opposition parties are calling for the GE to...

Pritam Singh: “Quite uncanny” that SMCs where WP candidates contested were removed

Singapore—Speaking for the first time since the announcement of the changes to the electoral boundaries for the next General Election, Worker’s Party (WP) Secretary-General Pritam Singh told members of the press that it is “quite uncanny” that the Single Member Constituencies (SMCs) where the...

Workers’ Party: Why did EBRC decide to dissolve 3 SMCs?

Singapore – The opposition Workers' Party (WP) has questioned the decision-making of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) following the release of its report on Friday (March 13). The release of the report has raised the possibility that a General Election will be held in...

Coming General Election: 17 GRCs, 14 SMCs and 4 extra MPs

Singapore — The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) released its much-anticipated report on Friday (March 13) and it had some major changes for the next General Election, which must be called by April next year. The report was submitted to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...