Is General Elections still possible in 2019?

Responding to a question by Worker’s Party Secretary-General Pritam Singh, Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Mon (8 Jul) that: “The Prime Minister has not yet appointed the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC).”

MP Singh had earlier asked if the Prime Minister can i) provide an update on whether the EBRC has been formed; and if not ii) when he intends to do so.

While Minister Chan did not answer the second question posted by MP Singh, his brief answer would nonetheless be of keen interest to political observers.

The formation of the EBRC would be the clearest indication that a General Elections is impending, since the EBRC would ultimately produce a report recommending how the boundaries of the electoral divisions should be drawn after taking into account changes in population and housing developments.

Typically, the EBRC would take approximately 2 to 7 months to release a report on the electoral boundaries.

In the past, the EBRC released its report on 25 Jul 2015, which was approximately 6 weeks before polling day for the 2015 General Elections (i.e. 11 Sep 2015).

Taking the above 2 factors into consideration, it would seem like a September 2019 General Elections now look unlikely. Perhaps a GE in Nov or Dec?

What do esteemed TRE readers think?

 

 

 

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24 Responses to “Is General Elections still possible in 2019?”

  • OPPO alliance to topple pap:

    pap IBs say OPPO no chance to form New Government.

    but little do they know the truth being immersed in BS all their lives.

    OPPO is doing the Art of War, the 36 Stratagem to make pap S$m cheats run road.

    whether it is September or October or November or even December doesn’t matter. after waiting since 2004, what is a few more months?

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  • Hsiam Loong Loong:

    Ask ourselves:

    1. Why was WP’s question directed at PM but PM wasn’t the one who gave the answer?
    2. Why was WP’s 2nd question not answered?

    Did that not tell us something? Did it not tell us that the smelly PAPaya could actually be up to something dirty? Our ‘clever’ pm has never need to soil his hands with his dirty plans.

    Had pm been the one to answer WP’s questions, it’s highly likely that his words would be in print all over int’l media (as election is something that interests everyone). Then if GE were to be held in Sep, he could be accused of trying to deceive his opponents which is something he’d go ballistic with rage.

    Now that it’s DPM Chan who said it (not pm) and it’s true that the EBRC has not yet been formed as of 8 July but bear in mind, that doesn’t mean pm will not form it somewhere this week, next week or somewhere before August. That also explain why WP’s 2nd question was not answered!

    With the emergence of another 2 strong oppo parties in PV and PSP, and the unity of the oppo members as seen recently in TOC’s fundraising event, of course the smelly PAPaya has to try to catch all oppos off-guard and unprepared.

    Never be fooled by the smelly PAPaya (which looks good outside but rotten on the inside). So, mi think, GE in Sep is still possible.

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  • Halimah lame duck president:

    Just another gerrymandering exercise , with all those numbers on your voting slip, the PAPPIGS will be able to ID which block and which precinct voted for and against them and redraw the boundary to their advantage.
    The fact that the election commission is under the Loony speaks for itself.

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  • Bobo:

    Still wondering how many percent of the 70% had regretted after GE2015? Perhaps only 10% still remained ignorance of the daily problems people are facing.

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  • Singaporean Kong Com:

    The white puppy think very hard cracking their brain how to chut a new pattern in this coming GE. 2015 they win a unexpected landsilde victory, just because that Ashman Pap=Passed Away Painfully. A smypathy vote has been granted by those 70% Asia Sickman. This coming GE, they has no confident.

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  • Lee Chun Sing:

    The answer is very easy.
    Mas Selamat is either inside she or he must be outside sg.

    So the elections will most likely be AFTER the nday celebrations.

    It is almost in possible to be Before the Nday.

    I do not think anyone on Earth can debunk me.

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  • TruBlu:

    Anything is possible but OPPO must BE PREPARED.
    Thus far,oppo looks to me rather fragmented.
    I am still waiting for a STRONG OPPO LEADER to unite the others.

    UNITY IS VICTORY.
    ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.
    Else, we can all wait till the cows come home.

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  • mike:

    50% in Nov/Dec 2019

    80% in Apr 2019

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  • opposition dude:

    Elections are definitely this year, ths signs are there already.

    - Electoral rolls open for inspection

    - Merdekas get their package this month

    - 50 cents kopi reduction is not for nothing hor

    - Getting $$$ from PAP in August and November, you all should have received letters informing you about this by now

    So worry not about the EBRC nonsense, I’m dead sure the members are already known and already sitting down to figure out how to divide this ward and that. PAP loves lying so when keechiu says it hasn’t been formed means it already has and is already at work.

    One last thing, PAP knows the ground isn’t sweet now and won’t be sweet next year either. What with the trade war tariffs between USA and China never ceasing things will get way worse before they get better.

    If someone thinks that the GE won’t be this year I would love to hear your reasons why.

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  • Valentino Heng:

    Possibly in late Nov or Dec 2019 if not next year May as TOC and Daniel De Costa’s criminal defamation case touching on multiple corrupt sagas will be heard in Sept 2019 and furthermore, judiciary at High Court requires more time to hand a “even” verdict to the WP leaders!

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  • Why Should PAP Tell The Truth?:

    As LKY had said that it is not in their interest to help Oppo win election from them, why would they want to reveal the date and give Oppo all the time to prepare ?

    Playing dirty all the time.

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  • Longan walk like Kuniang:

    Else how to surprise you?
    After the trade war and HK protest maybe someone kiasu , need more confidence then announce.

    There is nothing more Kia su in this world.

    Maybe waiting for new batch if new citizens to be approved.

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  • Python 5:

    Dude,

    the GRCs lines are being drawn out behind closed doors as we speak.
    any information that can be withheld, will be withheld from the opposition.

    some weeks back, some RC cock-kissing wh**e come to my house and ask to speak with the owner of the house with a bangla worker holding pen and paper in tow.

    they have collected information on the ground, and now working out the GRCs battle lines.

    btw, I walk around my estate. comprising 9 HDB blocks. only counted 3 flags hung for NDP.

    opposition dude: Elections are definitely this year, ths signs are there already.

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  • Python 5:

    of course as the days passed by, from 1Jan2019, to today 11Jul2019, the window is getting narrower and becoming easier to guess.
    Sep or Oct or Dec.

    its about 25 weekends to end 2019.
    (before you less the NDP and F1 race weekends, exams period)

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  • Chun to believe Chun sing:

    Only a nation enemy or trait** would derogate n threaten those who feed him. History has shown that no true patroits would spare a trait**. It used to be excution by slicing the flesh 365 times for the trait** n execution of nine gerarions of the whole clan in the early dynasty to execution by simultaneous multiple gun shots of the trait** n spare the family during capitalism to hanging of the trait** in democracy n to life imprisonment in democracy which removes capital punishment.

    The definition of trait** has also extended to cover elected members of the govt violating their oath of office which they swear on the holy book of their faith literary taken as swearing on the head of their god on the premise that a man could betray the people but would have the minimum decency not to break faith with their god for fear of karma.

    However it seems that such premise is wrong as greed has not only blind but destroy the conscience n the values that qualify a human!

    The old notion that greed is the top evil has been proved to be untrue. It is envy that induces greeds n greed leads to bootlicking leading to total destruction of human values with the consequence of a human form without human soul n values which the chinese despicably called not even a thing 不是东西,Has the world arrive this stage? Is SIN now at this stage or as a young student said to his classmate:

    Why r adults so brainless to respect any politician nurturing booticking culture as a good leader or nation builder? He is clearly a nation destroyer n should be condemned b regarded contemptible n despicable deserving nothing but spits throughout the ages like the infamous trait** who killed the great general for the greed of reward from the enemy!

    Singaporeans should reset their thinking n put the nation event n history in right perspectives to keep the nation vibrant n independent thinkers n not bootlickers!

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  • Chun to believe Chun sing 2:

    Chun is stupid蠢 So it is stupid to listen to the garbage of a 蠢货His father hould be honored to have forsight to called him a 蠢腥 meaning stupid n fishy!

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  • ST is pap states times???:

    opposition dude:
    Elections are definitely this year, ths signs are there already.

    we seldom watch pap tv. but once in a while we switch on while shooting the breeze. because we do not watch pap tv on purpose, the subtlety of pap tv becomes more pronounced to us.

    we notice all the 4G cocks and hens all having tv time on pap tv.

    a sure sign of free of charge tv exposure, aka abuse of taxpayer money for tv exposure time.

    this means GE2019 is on target.

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  • 柑林内:

    Chun to believe Chun sing 2:
    Chun is stupid蠢 So it is stupid to listen to the garbage of a 蠢货His father hould be honored to have forsight to called him a 蠢腥 meaning stupid n fishy!

    香蕉人学了几个汉字,就大大方方的,让全天下人都知道他有四十七个染色体!

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  • 香蕉总比冻果仁好:

    人家大方你也啰嗦?

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  • 柑林内:

    香蕉总比冻果仁好:
    人家大方你也啰嗦?

    要和有四十七个染色体的人解释冻果仁比香蕉好是不容易的!

    就像是要和只生长在夏天的虫子解说冰雪世界一样的困难。

    冻果仁是由五十六种坚果仁制成的,营养丰富均衡,有益健康,常吃能延年益寿,是非常好的食品。在中国柔然古城出土的一块冻果仁,由碳位素监定,已有两千多年的历史。色泽,味道,营养都和刚制成的时候一样。从这里就可以知道冻果仁的价值了。

    现在再看香蕉,香蕉树风一吹就倒。香蕉也不耐留,没几天就黑了,烂了。有些香蕉吃了寒凉,场胃不好的人不能吃。健康的正常人也不可多吃,多吃会造成血钾过高,影响血压的正常平衡。

    最大的缺点是,香蕉吃多了变成香蕉人,六亲不认,永远只是过眼云烟,不到一两个世代就烟消云散!

    Tech: “四十七个染色体的人” – 应该是46条, 23对吧。 讽刺啊, 哈哈

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  • Someone said this:

    “The poor economy is yet another cause of concern for calling the elections in September this year, but the Prime Minister could not afford to have it in 2020 either due to a planned GST hike in 2021.

    With a GST hike looming in the corner, the election can be easily themed as a referendum for the GST hike. So long as the PAP lose power, there will no GST increase.

    With rising unemployment rate and a declining standard of living, the PAP no longer impresses on voters as an astute manager of the economy. The ghost of Lee Kuan Yew is also gone, with the party now headed by army general blockheads.”

    Any sense to it?

    .

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  • 香蕉总比冻果仁好:

    香蕉如真是过眼云烟,冻果仁如有这么价值,你还需这么啰嗦?
    这要不是也有四十七个染色体,那也应该就是五毛钱的诱惑吧?

    难道冻果仁开始怕冻,怕被六亲不认,怕被孤立怕被冰封雪世界?
    要不就是越来越多人宁愿香蕉也不碰冻果仁,慌了心乱了阵脚吧?

    柑林内:

    要和有四十七个染色体的人解释冻果仁比香蕉好是不容易的!

    就像是要和只生长在夏天的虫子解说冰雪世界一样的困难。

    冻果仁是由五十六种坚果仁制成的,营养丰富均衡,有益健康,常吃能延年益寿,是非常好的食品。在中国柔然古城出土的一块冻果仁,由碳位素监定,已有两千多年的历史。色泽,味道,营养都和刚制成的时候一样。从这里就可以知道冻果仁的价值了。

    现在再看香蕉,香蕉树风一吹就倒。香蕉也不耐留,没几天就黑了,烂了。有些香蕉吃了寒凉,场胃不好的人不能吃。健康的正常人也不可多吃,多吃会造成血钾过高,影响血压的正常平衡。

    最大的缺点是,香蕉吃多了变成香蕉人,六亲不认,永远只是过眼云烟,不到一两个世代就烟消云散!

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  • Asd:

    EBRC is working for who ?

    Who decide who is to be employed in EBRC ?

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  • Overworked:

    Strange indeed

    I thought it will be in August/September, but this is strange.

    Perhaps pap wishes to wait until recession? I heard ppl tend to vote for incumbent during recessions

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