Singapore goes to the polls

SINGAPORE: Singapore today dissolved Parliament for a general election on July 10, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong saying the country can a hold “a proper and safe election” as the Covid-19 situation is “relatively stable”.

Nomination has been set for June 30, according to the Elections Department.

President Halimah Yacob, on the advice of Lee, had dissolved Parliament and issued the writ of election.

Lee, speaking live over national television, said he made the decision to call the general election because the Covid-19 situation is “relatively stable” and that the polls “will clear the decks” and give the new government a fresh mandate.

The polls will see the election of 93 Members of Parliament (MPs), an increase from the previous 89 elected MPs.

The representatives will be for 14 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs) and 17 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs). – Bernama

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