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The People You Should Care About in Singapore’s Election

  • City-state’s elections take place on July 10 amid pandemic
  • New generation of leaders contesting opposition for all seats
Lee Hsien Loong
Lee Hsien LoongPhotographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Singaporeans will cast their ballots on July 10 with the People’s Action Party seeking to continue its unbroken stint in power since independence in 1965. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is seeking a renewed mandate to govern amid the coronavirus pandemic that has pummeled the country’s economy.

While Singapore doesn’t allow opinion polls, most analysts expect the PAP to easily win again in a race that will see all 93 seats contested by at least two parties for just the second time. Still, any narrowing of its victory margin could reflect an erosion of confidence in its new generation of leaders who have largely been responsible for handling the virus response.