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Singapore: People’s Action Party Wins Majority

Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

The People’s Action Party has won the Singapore parliamentary elections.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gave a speech at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation 30th Anniversary conference on 9th May 2011 saying that the fight had been tough and emotional, but that his party was ready to take up its mandate for the next five years.

The results were as follows:

Name of Candidate Electoral Division Party
Chen Show Mao Aljunied Worker’s Party
Sylvia Lim Aljunied Worker’s Party
Low Thia Khiang Aljunied Worker’s Party
Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap Aljunied Worker’s Party
Pritam Singh Aljunied Worker’s Party
Ang Hin Kee Ang Mo Kio People’s Action Party
Inderjit Singh Ang Mo Kio People’s Action Party
Intan Azura Binte Mokhtar Ang Mo Kio People’s Action Party
Lee Hsien Loong Ang Mo Kio People’s Action Party
Seng Han Thong Ang Mo Kio People’s Action Party
Yeo Guat Kwang Ang Mo Kio People’s Action Party
Hri Kumar Nair Bishan-Toa Payoh People’s Action Party
Ng Eng Hen Bishan-Toa Payoh People’s Action Party
Josephine Teo Bishan-Toa Payoh People’s Action Party
Wong Kan Seng Bishan-Toa Payoh People’s Action Party
Zainudin Nordin Bishan-Toa Payoh People’s Action Party
Teo Ho Pin Bukit Panjang People’s Action Party
Gan Kim Yong Chua Chu Kang People’s Action Party
Low Yen Ling Chua Chu Kang People’s Action Party
Alex Yam Ziming Chua Chu Kang People’s Action Party
Yeo Khirn Hai Alvin Chua Chu Kang People’s Action Party
Zaqy Bin Mohamad Chua Chu Kang People’s Action Party
Lee Yi Shyan East Coast People’s Action Party
Lim Siang Keat Raymond East Coast People’s Action Party
Lim Swee Say East Coast People’s Action Party
Mohd Maliki Bin Osman East Coast People’s Action Party
Tan Soon Neo Jessica East Coast People’s Action Party
De Souza Christopher James Holland-Bukit Timah People’s Action Party
Liang Eng Hwa Holland-Bukit Timah People’s Action Party
Sim Ann Holland-Bukit Timah People’s Action Party
Vivian Balakrishnan Holland-Bukit Timah People’s Action Party
Amy Khor Lean Suan Hong Kah North People’s Action Party
Yaw Shin Leong Hougang Worker’s Party
Charles Chong You Fook Joo Chiat People’s Action Party
Ang Wei Neng Jurong People’s Action Party
Halimah Binte Yacob Jurong People’s Action Party
Desmond Lee Ti-Seng (Li Zhisheng) Jurong People’s Action Party
Ong Kim Huat Jurong People’s Action Party
Tharman Shanmugaratnam Jurong People’s Action Party
Fatimah Binte Abdul Lateef Marine Parade People’s Action Party
Goh Chok Tong Marine Parade People’s Action Party
Seah Kian Peng Marine Parade People’s Action Party
Tan Chuan-Jin Marine Parade People’s Action Party
Tin Pei Ling Marine Parade People’s Action Party
Lui Tuck Yew Moulmein-Kallang People’s Action Party
Phua Lay Peng Denise Moulmein-Kallang People’s Action Party
Edwin Tong Chun Fai Moulmein-Kallang People’s Action Party
Yaacob Bin Ibrahim Moulmein-Kallang People’s Action Party
Lim Biow Chuan Mountbatten People’s Action Party
K Shanmugam Nee Soon People’s Action Party
Lee Bee Wah Nee Soon People’s Action Party
Lim Wee Kiak Nee Soon People’s Action Party
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim Nee Soon People’s Action Party
Tay Teck Guan Patrick Nee Soon People’s Action Party
Gan Thiam Poh Pasir Ris-Punggol People’s Action Party
Janil Arusha Puthucheary Pasir Ris-Punggol People’s Action Party
Low Penny Pasir Ris-Punggol People’s Action Party
Teo Chee Hean Pasir Ris-Punggol People’s Action Party
Teo Ser Luck Pasir Ris-Punggol People’s Action Party
Zainal Bin Sapari Pasir Ris-Punggol People’s Action Party
Cedric Foo Chee Keng Pioneer People’s Action Party
Sitoh Yih Pin Potong Pasir People’s Action Party
Michael Palmer Punggol East People’s Action Party
Tan Chin Siong Radin Mas People’s Action Party
Hawazi Daipi Sembawang People’s Action Party
Khaw Boon Wan Sembawang People’s Action Party
Ellen Lee Geck Hoon Sembawang People’s Action Party
Ong Teng Koon Sembawang People’s Action Party
Vikram Nair Sembawang People’s Action Party
Lam Pin Min Sengkang West People’s Action Party
Baey Yam Keng Tampines People’s Action Party
Heng Swee Keat Tampines People’s Action Party
Mah Bow Tan Tampines People’s Action Party
Masagos Zulkifli BMM Tampines People’s Action Party
Irene Ng Phek Hoong Tampines People’s Action Party
Arthur Fong West Coast People’s Action Party
Foo Mee Har West Coast People’s Action Party
Lim Hng Kiang West Coast People’s Action Party
S Iswaran West Coast People’s Action Party
Lawrence Wong West Coast People’s Action Party
Heng Chee How Whampoa People’s Action Party
Grace Fu Hai Yien Yuhua People’s Action Party

The official electoral gazette signed by the returning officer did not mention the members of the People’s Action Party elected in an uncontested vote in the Tanjong Pagar region:

  • Chan Chun Sing
  • Chia Shi-Lu
  • Indranee Thurai Rajah
  • Lee Kuan Yew
  • Lily Tirtasana Neo

The electoral system of Singapore provides for Group Representation Constituencies similar to a party list system in which parties field a list of candidates for a given constituency and they are elected as a group if they belong to the winning party. This has produced a huge majority for the ruling party over the last 46 years.

From Singapore’s independence in 1965 to 1983, the People’s Action Party won every seat in every election held, forming a parliament with no elected opposition MPs for almost two decades.

In 1984, two opposition politicians secured seats in parliament. In 1988, the opposition won a single seat of 77 available. In 1991, the opposition won four seats out of 81 available. In each of the elections of 1997, 2001 and 2006, the opposition secured two seats.

Around 50% of the seats in Singapore’s Parliamentary elections are uncontested. Thus, the People’s Action Party wins certain constituencies by default without the electorate having to cast a single vote.

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