28 Jan '13, 6am

Lucky Tan: Punggol BE Results : What it tells us #PunggolEast

Lucky Tan: Punggol BE Results : What it tells us #PunggolEast

For anyone unfamiliar with the situation on the ground at Punggol East, the results of the by-election is indeed surprising. The popular opinion at the start of the contest was it will be a close one but the PAP candidate is likely to win. Instead of this, we see a 11% swing away from the PAP candidate. A hypothetical 11% swing in the GE 2016 will not only take the PAP votes to below 50%, it is likely to take away its majority in parliament - the PAP will have to seek coalition partner from the opposition to stay in power or be kicked out - I don't think the leaders in PAP slept well yesterday. While a win by WP was always a possibility, the wide margin was a big surprise for many. I will cite a few of the minor reasons that might have helped to contributed to the margin before I get to the major ones. One commonly cited reason on the mainstream media is this is a by-elect...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2013/01/punggol-be-resu...

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  1. 29 Jan '13, 11am

    well expect the unexpected.

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