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Electoral Boundaries for Singapore General Elections
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According to Article 65(4) of the Constitution, the maximum term of any given Parliament is five years from the date of its first sitting following a general election, after which it is dissolved by operation of law. However, the prime minister may advise the President to dissolve Parliament at any time during the five-year period. A general election must be held within three months after every dissolution of Parliament.
The elections will be held after the COVID-19 pandemic. During the previous election Workers' Party managed to win the new Sengkang GRC and managed to hold on to their strongholds Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC. The high profile casualties from the elections were former minister in Prime Minister Office and current NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng as well as Lam Pin Min and Amrin Amin.
The PAP managed to barely hold on to West Coast GRC. It is first time since the GRC creation the ruling party barely hold onto the seats, despite being anchored by two 4G leaders. The top scoring GRC is the neighbouring Jurong GRC.
There are 93 elected seats in Parliament organised into 14 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs) and 17 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs). Each SMC returns one Member of Parliament using the first past the post voting system, while each GRC returns four or five MPs by block voting, at least one of whom must be from the Malay, Indian or other minority communities. A group of candidates wishing to stand for election in a GRC must all be members of the same political party, or a group of independent candidates. The voting age in Singapore is 21 years. Elections are conducted by the Elections Department (ELD), which is under the Prime Minister's Office.
People's Action Party
The previous election marked another milestone in Singapore's electoral politics, which saw the opposition Worker's Party managed to win the newly formed Sengkang Group Representation Constituency. After the election, the ruling party reaffirmed Heng Swee Keat role as the first Assistant Secretary-General of People's Action Party for 2020-2022's Central Executive Committee. Thus, no change to the leadership succession plan.
After the election, Worker's Party held their party conference to elect their new Central Executive Committee for the term of 2020-2022. All Sengkang Group Representation Constituency MPs were elected to the CEC. They are delegated to deputy role in the CEC.
Progress Singapore Party
After the election, Progress Singapore Party then Assistant Secretary General Leong Mun Wai and then Vice-Chairman Hazel Poa resigned their roles and focused on their NCMP roles. A policy research team was established and Youth Wing and Women Wing were established to indicate the growing strength of the party in Singapore political scene.
Reform Party Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam removed then Chairman Andy Zhu from his position of the CEC and replaced him with current Chairman Charles Yeo. The party accused Zhu and his associates of didn't follow proper procedures in handling of Reform Party's bank account. Zhu subsequently formed a new Singapore United Party with several former members of RP.
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