Posted by: bigtalksingapore | March 6, 2011

Singapore GE: Opposition parties to contest all seats

  • Singapore’s major opposition parties have come to an agreement to contest all 27 constituencies in the next General Election (GE), which is due before February 2012.
  • However, in the case of the 12 Single-Member Constituencies (SMCs), the party leaders said discussions are ongoing.
  • The Reform Party’s Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam said his party will be contesting in the West Coast and Chua Chu Kang GRCs and also the single seats of Radin Mas, Pioneer and Hong Kah North.
  • Meanwhile the Democratic Progressive Party’s Seow Khee Leng said it will take on the Tanjong Pagar and Marine Parade GRCs.
  • The National Solidarity Party intends to contest Tampines and Jurong GRCs.
  • As for the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA), it plans to contest the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC and also the single-MP seats of Punggol East and Radin Mas.
  • Potong Pasir’s MP, Mr Chiam See Tong, said he wants to contest Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC and his Singapore People’s Party (SPP) also wants to run in Potong Pasir and Hong Kah North single-member constituencies.
  • The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) meanwhile said it would go for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC and the Bukit Panjang single-member ward.

The above were extracted from http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1114574/1/.html

I can see a special phenomenon that may be arising from this election, I called it the “Ignore and Swing” phenomenon.

Those constituencies that has not been contested for many times (Eg. Radin Mas, West Coast, Tanjong Pagar, Marine Parade,Mulmein-Kallang, Whampoa,  Mountbatten and Bishan-Toa Payoh) will see a swing in vote to the opposition parties.

This is due to frustrations by many voters caused by the effect of being ignored for too long.

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  1. Let’s see if mentos li would dare to take up the challenge


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