Social Democratic Parties

Will voters veer left in landmark election?

Once the classic tale of economics trumps all, the 'Singapore story' can take an unexpected left turn come polling day, tomorrow.

Friday, 6 May, 2011, 12:00am

Opposition rally a rare show of force

Civil rights campaigners are hoping thousands of people will gather today to voice support for opposition leader J. B. Jeyaretnam, who faces expulsion from Parliament after being declared bankrupt.

28 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Bargaining to begin on balance of power

Political parties will start their first serious talks next week on forming a coalition government following Saturday's inconclusive general election.

18 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Lee backs double vote for over-40s

SENIOR Minister Lee Kuan Yew has said Singapore would have a better political system if it gave two votes to every man over 40 with a family.

The suggestion prompted criticism from the opposition and from women.

12 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

A desperate man

AFTER his general election victory last year, John Major's ability to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat won him a reputation as a man of hidden strength, whose dull exterior disguised a backbone and nerves of steel. Fourteen months later that same talent has left him looking tarnished and unprincipled.

24 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Confusion over the plethora of party names

JAPAN'S coalition-building is a complicated and confusing process, both at home and abroad, due to the plethora of new party names and their proper translation.

21 Jul 1993 - 12:00am