31 Jul '12, 10am

Yawning Bread predicts that PAP will be in power for a long time by looking at Mexico's experience

I don’t believe that three factions make for a stable political system. A historian once mentioned that three factions is the most unstable political system of all, which is why there was so much fighting in the “Romance”. An example of Sukarno’s government, which had Islamists, Nationalists and Communists in one large tent. It eventually imploded in the 1960s. Singaporeans will not vote out PAP based on how dictatorial it is, otherwise it would have voted PAP out a long time ago. What matters is the real impact of its policies. And given that sometimes policies take a long time to reveal their full impact, the fate of the PAP in 2016 is already partially sealed. First past the post will usually result in two party systems forming. This is because voters aren’t inclined to care about parties which have almost no chance of winning the elections. (Usually this is the third p...

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