Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Abstract

Politics in Singapore is generally marked by incremental change. When Singapore eventually becomes a two-party or multi-party democracy, the 2011 general election is likely to be regarded as the starting point of the epochal political transition. It was a boisterous year politically where political excitement and consciousness went up several notches due to the 7 May general elections and the 27 August presidential elections, both of which produced keenly contested hustings and outcomes. The aftermath of the general elections also saw the retirement of former Prime Ministers Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong from the Cabinet.

Keywords

Politics, Low income groups, Values, Nominations, Presidential elections, Budgets, Prime ministers, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Law and Society | Political Science

Publication

Southeast Asian Affairs

Volume

2012

First Page

265

Last Page

282

ISSN

0377-5437

Publisher

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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