Only a handful of nation went ahead with the general election during Covid-19, among them was our down south neighbour Singapore. With the ballot boxes closed and counting done, there was no surprise who Singaporean voted to run their country, the People’s Action Party (PAP) retained power winning 83 of the 93 parliamentary seats.
PAP managed to receive 61.24% of the popular vote, giving Lee Hsien Loong a higher mandate to oversee the new government. The 18th General Election for Singapore, and the 13th since its independence, was held in the “new normal” with safe-distancing regulations and restrictions amidst the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
Singapore which is still under a technical movement order continues to record daily average cases of three digits and see the worst as over, most part of the economy is up and running.
“The serious challenges that we face require a nationwide response. Let us move forward together as one Singapore team for our lives, our jobs and our future,” said Lee.
The election department claimed the turnout was higher than that of the 2015 General Election, which saw votes cast by 2.3 million voters or 93.56% of the registered voters.