Singapore’s ruling PAP share of vote falls

SINGAPORE, May 7 (Reuters) – Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) won 66.6 percent of the votes cast, down from 75.3 percent in the previous election in 2001, state television said on Sunday.
Earlier, the elections department said the PAP won 82 out of 84 seats in parliament, the same number of seats it had in the outgoing parliament.

Well no surprise. PAP retained its position in Tampines GRC. I was very sad over the fact that Aljunied GRC still went to the PAP and that Mr Steve Chiva still could not win the seat in Chua Chu Kang SMC. Although both lost by relatively smaller margins as compared to the rest. Thankfully Mr Low Thia Khiang and Mr Chiam See Tong retained their seats for Hougang and Potong Pasir SMCs. I guess there are people who are not so easily swayed by 80 million dollar lift upgrades or new parks in their constituencies. The biggest loser? No surprise again, with SDP losing by a significant majority in Sembawang GRC.

Ugh. No more election analysis from me. Time to sleep and think about it tomorrow.


One Response to Singapore’s ruling PAP share of vote falls

  1. tokselehon says:

    Hi, I am new here.
    I’ve been finding hi n lo to look at some of our Malay blog in Singapore, but this one is interesting indeed.

    Indeed, I am a Malay and Malay issues and politics, really interest me and both do touch my heart and soul always.

    I do hope that my entry is accepted without being late for a reply.

    It is good to have a simple but effective ‘political’ engine like yours to accelerate the Singapore’s political landscape to be made aware by many Great Singaporeans who I personally believe that they are in thirst for change and reform.
    Good for a few start and who know’s you make it big for them to re-learn.

    Right, as for the PAP retaining every seats, except two(status quo) is not a big worry for now.It has reached a peak and it’s time for a change, a slow change, may be.

    As for Steve Chia, he is not up to the standard for the Great Singaporeans voting in CCK SMC, we need better credible guy than him.We need people who are really committed to the needs and wants of the constituents, no nonsense, no ‘silly’ self-interest, that what they want.

    Definitely, not this coming times that Great Singaporeans easily swayed by ‘carrot danggling’ tactics -not anymore for future GE, I would say.

    SDP must try to change the style as I’ve told by many, in order to stay alive and many believe that SDP should soldier on local issues by not having streets protests – or in other words not having to ‘pay’ fines at all. Just carry on normal politics like ‘walk-about’ and ‘door to door’ visits in the constituency/s that they are interested in.

    Slowly but surely, people would want to support if they do just that, to be nearer and in touch with their lives, no MIA, no AWOL -the best, have a projected programme of to be their full-time MP if being elected.

    My belief is that we need to listen to the Great Singaporeans, after all we are the ones who are asking for that small appointment as their Member Of Parliament.

    And that’s what matter most after JBJ’s demise or even LKY is gone.

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