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.

Channel News Asia has a pretty good GE2006 site here. Notice how all the walkovers are in the west?

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.

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