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Why the PAP lost so badly in the Punggol East by-election January 28, 2013 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics , Dr Wong Wee Nam By Dr Wong Wee Nam 28 January 2013 The results of the Punggol East by-election surprised everyone. People expected a very close fight. No one expected PAP, by its own standards, to be thrashed by such a wide margin. Even the professional forecasters who make a living offering odds thought that the PAP was going to win by 1000 votes. What then went wrong? When Michael Palmer resigned his seat, the Prime Minister saw no urgency to call for a by-election. He said that there were some national issues to be settled first. On hindsight, perhaps he should have stuck to this initial intention. Unfortunately he did not. When the Singapore Democratic Party announced its intention to contest the by-election and made known the seriousness of t...

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