06 September 2015
Thousands of voters have turned up – armed with mats and drinks – to rallies islandwide to listen to candidates from a record 10 political parties fighting these polls.
The campaign has also heated up online. Over 650,000 people in Singapore have put up five million posts or comments on Facebook since Aug 31 about the election.
If anything, there is more discussion than ever on politics, with fierce debates between supporters of the PAP and those of the opposition online and off.
… S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) political scientist Alan Chong says that the first half of the campaign has been marked by the lack of a single focus.
“It actually feels like they are talking past each other,” he says of the political parties.
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Last updated on 16/11/2015