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GE2020: No wipeout but another breakthrough for the Workers' Party

The government this week spelt out the duties and privileges of the Leader of the Opposition, Workers' Party leader Pritam Singh. Eugene Tan looks at how the 2020 general election results show both the putative importance and the relative impotence of opposition politics in Singapore.

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Held in the midst of a "crisis of a generation", the 2020 general election saw a flight from the status quo, rather than a flight to safety. The change in voting preferences point to a generational change in how voters regard one-party dominance, particularly how it is attained and used by the ruling People's Action Party (PAP).

HELD in the midst of a "crisis of a generation", the 2020 general election saw a flight from the status quo, rather than a flight to safety. The change in voting preferences point to a generational change in how voters regard one-party dominance, particularly how it is attained and used by the...

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