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.