Punggol East By Election


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PM Lee announced that the by-election for Punggol East will be held on 26 Jan 2013. Mr Lee said even though he has been busy with national issues, he has decided to hold a by-election to give Punggol East residents their own MP in Parliament, before returning back to refocus on national issues. It was rumored that PAP Activists were stockpiling plywood that is mainly used for election posters ahead of the announcements. The By-Election was eventually won by the opposition, Workers Party, with a deciding 60% majority. Read more »

WP Won Hougang By-Election


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The Elections Department declared the by-election was won by Workers Party (WP). Two parties, the ruling PAP and the WP, fought for the vacated seat. Read more »

Hougang Constituency By-Election


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A By-Election for Hougang Constituency will be called as the Member of Parliament (MP) seat was left vacant after the Workers’ Party (WP) expelled Mr Yaw Shin Leong, following reports of Mr Yaw’s personal indiscretions. Read more »

Yaw Shin Leong Expelled From Workers’ Party


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Singapore’s opposition Workers’ Party has expelled its Member of Parliament (MP) for Hougang, Yaw Shin Leong on Valentine’s Day 2012, amid allegations of an extramarital affair. Mr Yaw had secured a win in the last General Election.

PAP Won 2011 General Election


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Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People’s Action Party) won the 2011 General Election. It was the 16th General Election in Singapore and the 11th since independence. The governing People’s Action Party (PAP) secured their 13th consecutive term in office since 1959. PAP won all but six seats to the opposition party (Workers’ Party). Read more »

PAP Won 2006 General Election


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Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People’s Action Party) won the 2006 General Election. It was the 10th General Election in Singapore since independence.

PAP Won 2001 General Election


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Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People’s Action Party) won the 2001 General Election. It was the 9th General Election in Singapore since independence.

PAP Won 1997 General Election


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Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People’s Action Party) won the 1997 General Election. It was the 8th General Election in Singapore since independence.

PAP Won 1992 By-Election


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Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong hold this by election to secure another fresh mandate after the 1991 General Election. The by election was won by PAP with 73% votes. Therefore made it possible for Mr. Teo Chee Hean to replace Mr Lim Chee Onn.

PAP Won 1991 General Election


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Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People’s Action Party) won the 1991 General Election. It was the 7th General Election in Singapore since independence. This election oversaw the unprecedented PAP loss of four Constituencies – Hougang, Nee Soon Central, Bukit Gombak on top of Potong Pasir which the People’s Action Party had failed to recover ever since it was lost in the 1984 general election.

PAP Won 1988 General Election


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Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People’s Action Party) won the 1988 General Election. It was the 6th General Election in Singapore since independence.

PAP Won 1984 General Election


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Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People’s Action Party) won the 1984 General Election. It was the 5th General Election in Singapore since independence. PM Lee’ Kuan Yew’s son Lee Hsien Loong made his debut, while PAP stalwarts Dr Goh Keng Swee and Ong Pang Boon stepped down. Teh Cheang Wan of PAP would was under investigation for corruption did not stand for this 1984 election. Workers Party (WP) retained, with an increased majority, its sole Anson seat of leader J. B. Jeyaretnam while Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) made its first in-road into Parliament with the victory of Chiam See Tong in Potong Pasir.

J.B. Jeyaretnam Won Anson By-Election


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Three candidates stood in the by-election: Pang Kim Hin of the Peoples’ Action Party (PAP), J.B. Jeyaretnam of the Worker’s Party (WP) and Harbans Singh of the United People’s Front (UPF). The by-election was won (51.9%) by the leader of the WP, J.B. Jeyaretnam, defeated (47.1%) the candidate of the governing PAP Pang Kim Hin. UPF had on 1% of the votes. The by-election marked the first occasion since Singapore’s independence in which a PAP candidate was defeated in an election for a seat in Parliament. Read more »

PAP Won 1980 General Election


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Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People’s Action Party) won all 75 seats in the 1980 General Election. It was the 4th General Election in Singapore since independence.

PAP Won 1976 General Election


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In 1976 General Election, PAP defeated all six opposition parties and two Independents, and won a total of 69 seats.  22 candidates from Workers’ Party contested the Election but did not win any seats.

PAP Won 1972 General Election


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The PAP wins the 1972 General Election. In this General Election, there were a total of 138 candidates (from six parties and two Independents) vying for 57 out of the 65 contested seats. The PAP won all 65 seats.

PAP Won First Singapore General Election


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The first general election for Parliament after independence was held on 13 Apr 1968. There are 23 registered political parties. PAP won all 58 seats and for the first time, there was a one party rule in Singapore. The 1968 General Election, which is boycotted by Barisan Sosialis.

Singapore Legislative Assembly 4th General Election


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The fourth general election for the Legislative Assembly was a lively and closely-fought affair, with several new political parties joining the fray.

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