14 May '11, 12pm

catherinelim.sg » After GE 2011, some crystal-ball gazing

I have been most encouraged by the great response to my first article on GE 2011, and have written another. Indeed, the historic election had so many different aspects worth exploring that I am inspired to do a few more to share my thoughts and musings with readers. GE 2011 sprang so many surprises—the emergence of a bright, fearless young electorate, the star performance of the opposition Workers’ Party, the exit of Singapore’s most durable opposition member, Chiam See Tong, as well as of one of the PAP’s most highly regarded ministers, George Yeo—that one would be hard put to single out any one of them as the most attention-grabbing. For me, the most significant of these surprises in terms of its potential for permanently changing the Singapore political landscape, was the crumbling of the PAP model of governance that had, for nearly half a century, been unabashedly held...

Full article: http://catherinelim.sg/2011/05/14/after-ge-2011-some-crys...

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