SDP. Singapore Democratic Party

REFLECTIONS ON GE2015 AS WE MOVE ON TOWARDS 2016

The younger generation overwhelmingly voted for PAP after seeing their parents and grandparents crying during the week of mourning for the deceased former prime minister.The passing of LKY is a one time occurrence, so PAP will not do any better than it has at this recent GE.

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CHEE SOON JUAN: PAP HAS MADE SINGAPOREANS FEARFUL OF CHANGE

In my numerous conversations with Singaporeans in the aftermath of the recently held general elections, it was apparent that fear played a significant role in the outcome. Voters expressed fear at the various stages and aspects of the electoral process: They got cold feet about casting their votes for the opposition when they heard their names and NRIC numbers called out loud just before they walked to the booths to mark their crosses; many indicated that they voted for the PAP because of the “freak election” scare; others were nervous about the shaky economy and voted for the ruling party so as not to worsen the situation; civil servants said they were afraid of losing their jobs if they didn't cast their ballot for the incumbent; and there were those who were nervous about the alternative ideas that the opposition championed.

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