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Interesting facts of #sgelections 2011 (Yawning Bread on the IPS forum) #sgpolitics Pt 1: Pt 2:

Interesting facts of #sgelections 2011 (Yawning Bread on the IPS forum) #sgpolitics Pt 1: Pt 2:

A rising political consciousness among Singaporeans has made more of us pay greater attention to the issues, but has also increased skepticism of political parties. This was the general impression I got from the data presented by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at a seminar held on 8 July 2011. Another finding: A huge jump in citizens’ reliance on the internet as an influential medium. In his opening remarks, Janadas Devan (right), the new Director of IPS, pointed out an intriguing overlap between the results map of the 2011 general election and that of the early 1960s. The areas where opposition parties did relatively well this year were the areas that supported the People’s Action Party (PAP) fifty years ago, whereas those areas where the PAP did well in 2011, were areas that had supported the Barisan Sosialis. How to explain this? He postulated that this pattern m...

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