A couple wearing face masks walks past the Merlion statue in Singapore. Photo: AP A couple wearing face masks walks past the Merlion statue in Singapore. Photo: AP
A couple wearing face masks walks past the Merlion statue in Singapore. Photo: AP

Coronavirus and Singapore elections: the best of times, or the worst of times?

  • The crisis has given the People’s Action Party a platform to showcase its mettle ahead of a general election, with social-distancing measures expected to hurt the opposition’s campaign
  • But should it reap a windfall from this unexpected crisis, the PAP faces the challenge of persuading people that any victory came on its own merit

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A couple wearing face masks walks past the Merlion statue in Singapore. Photo: AP A couple wearing face masks walks past the Merlion statue in Singapore. Photo: AP
A couple wearing face masks walks past the Merlion statue in Singapore. Photo: AP
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