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Singapore’s PM Announces Plan to Step Down Before 2025 Election

Singapore’s PM Announces Plan to Step Down Before 2025 Election

By Associated Press
He will hand over power to his deputy and Singapore's Finance Minister Lawrence Wong late next year.

Singapore’s New President Does Not Imply a Mandate for the PAP

Singapore’s New President Does Not Imply a Mandate for the PAP

By Kazimier Lim
Tharman Shanmugaratnam's landslide victory may seem like an endorsement of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), but is better seen as a reflection of his personal popularity.
Tan Kin Lian’s Conservative Views Divide Singapore’s Anti-PAP Forces

Tan Kin Lian’s Conservative Views Divide Singapore’s Anti-PAP Forces

By Robin Vochelet
Ahead of Friday’s presidential election, anti-establishment voters are struggling with what to make of the “independent” candidate’s campaign.

Three Candidates Approved to Run in Singaporean Presidential Election

Three Candidates Approved to Run in Singaporean Presidential Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Six candidates applied to run for the mostly ceremonial post, but only three met the city-state's stringent criteria.

Singapore Says It Will Hold Presidential Election on September 1

Singapore Says It Will Hold Presidential Election on September 1

By Sebastian Strangio
But it remains to be seen how many candidates can meet the city-state's stringent eligibility criteria.

Singaporean Parliamentary Speaker and MP Resign Over ‘Inappropriate’ Affair

Singaporean Parliamentary Speaker and MP Resign Over ‘Inappropriate’ Affair

By Sebastian Strangio
The resignations follow the rare arrest of a cabinet member amid a probe by the country's Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.

The Changing Nature of the Singaporean Presidency

The Changing Nature of the Singaporean Presidency

By Edmund Lim
Since the city-state's independence in 1965, the office has undergone a number of significant evolutions.
Singapore Repeals Archaic Law Criminalizing Sex Between Men

Singapore Repeals Archaic Law Criminalizing Sex Between Men

By Sebastian Strangio
The historic abrogation of Section 377A was accompanied by a constitutional amendment that effectively slams the door on same-sex marriage.

Singapore’s PAP: The Politics of Dominance

Singapore’s PAP: The Politics of Dominance

By Shashi Jayakumar
What factors best explain the remarkable longevity of the People's Action Party?

Cherian George on Singapore’s Political Evolution

Cherian George on Singapore’s Political Evolution

By Sebastian Strangio
"The main reason why leaders won’t reform the system is probably that they find the current situation far too comfortable."

Singapore’s 2020 Election: Explaining the PAP’s Stagnation

Singapore’s 2020 Election: Explaining the PAP’s Stagnation

By Conrad Guimaraes
Moving forward, the PAP will need to consider how to manage the electoral impact of several key trends. 
A ‘New Mandate’ for Singapore’s Government?

A ‘New Mandate’ for Singapore’s Government?

By Nigel Li
Hoping to secure a stronger mandate, the PAP actually lost ground in vote share.

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