Parliamentary elections in Singapore: The ruling party is weaker

The Prime Minister had wished for a "strong mandate" for himself and his party, to be able to Singapore through the crisis. For this he had brought forward th

Parliamentary elections in Singapore: The ruling party is weaker

The Prime Minister had wished for a "strong mandate" for himself and his party, to be able to Singapore through the crisis. For this he had brought forward the elections even. How are sample counts in the evening, there were not is the result quite as much. Accordingly, the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), which has been running since 1959 in Singapore Power wins the majority of seats. But the Opposition shows strength in some constituencies. Accordingly, the PAP had won 83 seats, with the opposition Workers‘ Party ten seats. "The choice is preferable to a failure seems to be the decision," wrote the South East Asia-a scientist Bridget Welsh on Twitter.

Till Fähnders

Political correspondent for Southeast Asia.

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After the dream result from the year 2015, with 69.9 percent of the vote, the party was on Friday, a little more "normal" conditions, cut down to size. The end result could be even closer to the 2011 results, the PAP accounted for 60.1 percent of the vote of one of its worst results in its history had experienced. This, according to Singaporean conditions unsatisfactory result could also fall to the fourth leadership generation, which is supposed to take over in two years at the helm. Of as a future Prime Minister positioned the Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat came to be in his Group's constituency, together with other members to 54 percent of the vote. That's enough, though, for the PAP but not outstanding result.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 14:19

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