Nomination Day for GE 2006
Hmm. No-one’s spoken about the upcoming General Election (GE) yet. Guess the bunch of us are as indifferent to politics as most Singaporeans seem to be. I’ll lead the way then!
Just a quick rundown of Nomination Day news:
Total – 84 seats
Walkovers – 37 seats (from 7 constituencies)
Contested – 47 seats (from 7 Group Representation Constituencies and 9 Single Member Constituencies)
More interestingly, this is the first time in 18 years that the PAP hasn’t had the majority required (43 seats) to form a government on Nomination Day.
It’s nice to see the opposition bringing out new faces who actually look competent this time around…at least they’re trying a bit harder to introduce fresh blood to the mix. Let’s see how they fare in a week’s time.
Oh, and if anyone missed “Why My Vote Matters“? It’s available here.