The 2016 General Election is the 17th General Election in Singapore and the 12th since independence. The governing People's Action Party (PAP) seek to secure their 14th consecutive term in office since 1959. This is the third election if Lee Hsien Loong still its Secretary-General, by 8 January 2017.
The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee normally publishes an updated list of electoral divisions just before elections are called. Prior to the latest amendments, there were fifteen GRCs, each with four, five or six seats, and twelve Single Member Constituencies (SMC). There were a total of 82 seats contested in the 2011 general elections out of a total of 87 seats.
^After the ruling government sued him into bankruptcy, Chee Soon Juan is barred from standing in elections. The SDP was thus led by its assistant secretary-general, John Tan, contesting in Sembawang GRC.