Next Singaporean general election
89 seats to the Parliament of Singapore
45 seats needed for a majority
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Singapore's next parliamentary general election must be held by 15 April 2021. According to the Constitution, the Parliament of Singapore's maximum term is five years from the date of the first sitting of Parliament following a general election, after which it is dissolved by operation of law. However, the Prime Minister may advise the President to dissolve Parliament before the five-year period is up, which might be happening around March 2020 A general election must be held within three months after a dissolution of Parliament. Singapore uses the first-past-the-post system of election, and voting is mandatory for all Singaporeans aged at least 21. Elections are conducted by the Elections Department, which is under the Prime Minister's Office.
The next general election will be the 18th general election in Singapore and the 13th since independence. The governing People's Action Party (PAP) will seek to secure their 15th consecutive term in office since 1959. The upcoming election is likely to be Lee Hsien Loong's last election as Prime Minister of Singapore.
The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) normally publishes an updated list of electoral divisions just before elections are called. Prior to the latest amendments, there were 16 GRCs, each with four, five or six seats, and 13 Single Member Constituencies (SMC). There were a total of 89 seats contested in the 2015 general election.
On 1 August 2019, Lee convened the EBRC. The formation was only publicly announced on 4 September 2019, however the formation date was superficially stated as the month of August. The exact date of formation was not known until it was publicly answered on 7 October that year, when Opposition Leader Pritam Singh asked Trade and Industry Minister, Chan Chun Sing in a written reply.
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