02 Apr '11, 12am

The GRC voters' dilemma #SGelections

Cassandra Chew on the quandary GRC voters face when deciding which situation they prefer, and what consequences they can live with. Have you ever picked up a bag of onions that you thought was perfect, until you spot a mouldy little one in the corner of the bag? It’s one of the drawbacks of shopping in a supermarket, where everything is pre-packaged for your convenience. Shoppers will then have to decide if they want the perfect onions enough to buy the bag with the spoiled ones, or if they prefer to settle for another bag with just average-sized onions. This dilemma is a little bit like the ones I would imagine voters in Group Representation Constituencies (GRC) face when they decide who they want to vote for. Unlike single-member constituencies (SMC) where voters decide simply based on the merits of one candidate versus the other, the GRC system, intended to ensure minor...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/4/1/the-voters-grc-dil...

Tweets

ST Blog: Lydia Lim on why voters play hard to g...

blogs.straitstimes.com 04 Apr '11, 11pm

COME election time, every voter is like a fair maiden with suitors competing for her hand in marriage. For weeks now, the ...

Can the opposition win a GRC in GE2011? "…there is a considerable chance one GRC will fall to the opposition."

Can the opposition win a GRC in GE2011? "…there...

sgpolitics.net 25 Mar '11, 2am

Finally, in order to maximize its chances of victory, the opposition must be seen as being united. Conflicts and arguments...

ST Blog: Chua Mui Hoong goes on a Workers' Part...

blogs.straitstimes.com 04 Apr '11, 11pm

I’VE been covering politics for 20 years, chalking up dozens of walkabouts by ministers, MPs and would-be MPs. Yesterday, ...

Field Tin Pei Ling in an SMC and let voters dec...

sgpolitics.net 31 Mar '11, 6am

Right to what privacy? Public figures have no right to privacy. What public figures do in general, are usually scrutinized...