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Revealing Singapore's political psyche

Deeply ingrained psychological traits in the electorate worked to give the People's Action Party its strong mandate.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 05:50
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Contemporary Singapore was unimaginable without Lee Kuan Yew's informing presence. So close was this association that the trust invested in him reflected an almost spiritual relationship between icon and devotee.

THIS General Election was not only about material issues. Deeply ingrained psychological traits in the electorate worked to give the People's Action Party (PAP) its strong mandate. Key among those traits is an almost biological dispensation towards insecurity, born of Singapore's small size, its