Leader of PAP and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a post-election press conference on July 11, 2020. Photo: Handout
Leader of PAP and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a post-election press conference on July 11, 2020. Photo: Handout

Analysis |
Singapore election: hard truths for the PAP as voters deny ruling party an easy ride into power

  • The People’s Action Party has formed a government but its 8 percentage point drop in vote share is unsettling amid plans for a leadership transition
  • The results point to the type of political contestation that Singaporeans seem to aspire to, and that hardball tactics of the past might need re-examining

Leader of PAP and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a post-election press conference on July 11, 2020. Photo: Handout
Leader of PAP and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a post-election press conference on July 11, 2020. Photo: Handout
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