Singapore’s upcoming elections may change course of political growth in country

Hong Kong, Sept. 6 (ANI): The upcoming elections in Singapore, which will be the first since the death of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, may change the course of political development in the country.

An editorial published in The South China Morning Post said, “One would be wrong, though, to conclude that Friday’s election is inconsequential, or that Singaporeans are attending opposition rallies in droves out of sheer boredom.”

It also suggested that the upcoming elections are quite unpredictable and that they are bound to keep the bookies in the country busy.

The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) will not have much troubles winning the elections, the editorial said.

It said: “Despite this being the first election in independent Singapore in which every seat is being contested, the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) will have no trouble winning most of them, and thus forming the next government.”

Majority of people in Singapore believe that only the PAP is capable enough to run the country.

The death of the former prime minister could help PAP leaders earn sympathy votes or it could convince the voters that the current leaders of the party do not have the same caliber.

“Either route will keep the PAP government in power for five more years, but the country’s politics could be fundamentally altered by how Singaporeans choose at this fork in the road,” the editorial concluded. (ANI)

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