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GE2020: Workers Party Politician Bernard Chen Predicts General Elections July Timeline

The Covid19 Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced last evening that Singapore will enter Phase 2 of its reopening on 19 June. This decision was based on the Taskforce's view that Covid19 is "under control". With Phase 2, Singaporeans can expect most activities to resume but with safety measures in place. While many Singaporeans began rejoicing this Phase 2 announcement, The Workers' Party politican Bernard Chen Jiaxi eyed the Taskforce's decision more critically. Bernard Chen wrote in a Facebook post that Phase 2 was "nicely choreographed with the election in mind". He provided a suspected timeline for PAP to called for Parliament's dissolution.

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This “political condition” and the denial of it were clearly evident during the parliamentary debate on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill on 15 August 2016. At first sight, this “political condition” was a clear reference to the tyranny of the parliamentary majority enjoyed by the ruling party. If the House were in full attendance on the evening of 15 August 2016, the voting result would have read: 92-9 instead of 72-9. The tyranny of the parliamentary majority should worry us all.

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