A general election in the heat of the Covid-19 crisis will be very different from previous elections, political watchers said. With social distancing measures in place, for instance, political parties will have to be more creative and think of ways to campaign and engage the audience, they said. Assoc Prof Alan Chong at the RSIS is wary of online rallies as there is a risk that videos could be manipulated to generate fake news. He also felt that it would not be a good time to call for the elections now. To remain consistent with the current public health messaging, the authorities should wait till the crisis abates, he said.
Last updated on 23/03/2020