04 Apr '11, 11pm

ST Blog: Lydia Lim on why voters play hard to get with the PAP #SGelections

COME election time, every voter is like a fair maiden with suitors competing for her hand in marriage. For weeks now, the political knights - some in the all-white ensemble of the PAP, others clad in the coloured T-shirts of the opposition forces - have been courting voters at markets and food centres on Sunday mornings, and appearing at their front doors on week nights. The PAP incumbents, backed by government resources, have proposed multi-million dollar estate upgrading plans as proof of their commitment. Opposition candidates with more modest means have offered themselves as valiant souls who will rescue voters from the morass of rising prices, foreign-worker inflows and costly housing. The ruling party has so far unveiled 15 fresh faces for the coming contest. More are to come. Many in the PAP lineup have sparkling CVs - good grades, brand-name universities, professio...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/4/4/why-voters-play-ha...

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