The People’s Action Party’s unexpectedly strong win in Singapore’s September 2015 general election illuminates the dynamics of opposition under electoral authoritarianism. The conduct and outcome of the election raise questions not just of why the much-hyped opposition efforts fizzled, but also of the implications for Singapore politics, moving forward.
The 2015 General Election and Singapore’s Political Forecast: White Clouds, Blue Skies
Meredith L. Weiss is Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She has most recently edited the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia (Routledge, 2015) and Electoral Dynamics in Malaysia: Findings from the Grassroots (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2014). Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Hoe-Yeong Loke is Associate Fellow at the European Union Centre in Singapore, a partnership of the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. He is the author of Let the People Have Him—Chiam See Tong: The Early Years (Epigram Books, 2014). Email: <email@example.com>.
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Meredith L. Weiss, Hoe-Yeong Loke, Luenne Angela Choa; The 2015 General Election and Singapore’s Political Forecast: White Clouds, Blue Skies. Asian Survey 1 October 2016; 56 (5): 859–878. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.5.859
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