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The Seduction of the Simple: Insights on Singapore's future directions by Devadas Krishnadas

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1.2 GE2015: POWER FROM THE PEOPLE

•   The ‘X’ Factor In Voting

•   Raise The Level Of Public Debate

•   Voters Make Elections, Not Politicians

•   The Colour Of A Corner

•   60 Hours

•   Winning Where It Matters Most

THE ‘X’ FACTOR IN VOTING

First published in the Straits Times, 1 August 2015

General elections are an opportunity for citizens to exercise their democratic right to elect political leaders to serve them.

The 2011 General Election in Singapore was remarkable in several ways. In all, 82 of 87 seats were contested, the highest proportion since independence in 1965. For the first time, a group representation constituency, or GRC, fell to the opposition.8 The incumbent ruling party, the People’s Action Party (PAP), got 60.1 per cent ...

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