ELD announces the formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee

In a press release on Wednesday (4 Sep), the Elections department announced that the Prime Minister has convened the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC).

The purpose of the EBRC is to review the boundaries of the electoral divisions before making recommendations.

In the past, the ERBC has taken anywhere around 2 to 4 months to and will release its report to the Prime Minister. Thereafter, it is expected that Parliament will be dissolved and the next General Elections will soon occur.

While most have speculated that the elections would take place in September, it is now likely that the elections could take place anywhere from November to March of 2020.

In the meantime, the mood on the ground does not look too happy with the PAP government’s performance over the past term with issues such as:

- ‘Broken’ asset enhancement policies as HDB flats would now have a $0 value once reaching 99 years
- Anyone earning less than $500,000 a year being described as “mediocre” by Goh Chok Tong
- NSF/ NSmen deaths without any seeming accountability from the PAP Ministers
- Increase in GST to 9% in the next term of government
- Increased lawsuits of opposition figures such as Leong Sze Hian, Daniel De Costa, John Tan, Jolovan Wham Terry Xu
- Increase in S&CC charges, electricity and gas tariffs, bus fares despite dim economic outlook
- $130 million a year spent to foreign students while locals are saddled with student loans
- Indian becomes Malay (S)Elected Presidency

On the other hand, opposition parties such as Progress Singapore Party founded by Dr. Tan Cheng Bock has seen an incredible sign-up rate while there are also talks of an informal opposition alliance.

Do you think the electorate will give the PAP another term?

 

 

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15 Responses to “ELD announces the formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee”

  • KIA SU boh LP:

    Also the BROKEN PROMISE OF RETURNING TO US OUR CPF AT 55.

    Seems like Promises need not be fulfilled as there is no Legal implications

    It’s non-contractual?

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  • 鸟龙的人:

    劃什么烂叫啦?
    自己人劃给自己人?
    劃到牠们几乎包赢
    丢尼个抄海啦

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  • Realistically:

    @ TRE Techie

    “Do you think the electorate will give the PAP another term?”

    Eh, comments got censor or not?

    My comments in this thread no appear leh:

    http://www.tremeritus.net/2019/09/05/toc-will-not-comply-with-pm-lees-demands-and-is-willing-to-be-davindered/

    oso, how come onli 3 comments published wan?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    “Gerrymandering” by an IDIOT to hold on to POWER…all Idiot’s who placed their TRUST in Owl Worshippers be AWARE…

    when the Owl HOOTS it is Time to GO with a 2-year TIMELINE…August 26th 2017…”Look who is BACK???” happily announcing his pre-destined DEMISE @Istana…

    2013 the Owl’s visit @Istana caught the attention of the Public and was captured and sent to the Bird Park…and the Gun Carriage rolled out in 2015…

    Escaped from Custody like Mat Slamet(no Gurkha Guards but Bird Minders who left the cage open for a smoke) and The OWL made his appearance again in 2017

    DEADLINE!!!…2019 slipping into 2020 since it escaped from Custody and NOT Free… as a Bird and Singaporeans should be…a little BIT extra TIME but NOT too much of RIBENA for the Idiot to REPENT & REPAY!!!

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  • TruBlu:

    Erections Coming?
    Oppo all the way!

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  • Bobo:

    Thank you writer for being so kind. Just the few past term issues mentioned here is unlikely to change the mind of our faithful electorate. You must collect like 10years series examination questions. So people will buy and answer themselves. If they can not answer correctly, they are F citizens. Hohoho.

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  • Harder Truths:

    This will be the last elections where the majority of voting citizens will be $G – born.

    After this GE2020 – if $G is still around and there are future elections – the locals will not matter as the FT will be the voting majority.

    Then the locals will see how well they are treated when their votes do not matter.

    No amount of KPKB at Hong Lim Park will change their third world lives.

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  • Rational:

    We Singaporeans are the most rational and pragmatic people around. Any cost increase resulting from higher GST/utilities tariffs/SCC charges etc have been more than compensated by the higher subsidies given to our housing, education, healthcare and transport. While the economy is slowing due to the US-China trade conflict, our wages continue to increase every year (not spectacular, but a decent 3-4% every year) and bonuses remain good. We Singaporeans also understand that HDB is for accommodation, not speculation, and it is only natural that the 99-year lease depreciates annually as the land eventually needs to go back to the government. Nobody is blaming the government for this. Finally, nobody even cares about the lawsuits against political activists (who basically were asking for trouble, they only have themselves to blame), or Tan Cheng Bock’s attention-seeking party. Our government will get another strong mandate, not the 70% last time round, but still a very strong 65% of the popular vote.

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  • Is Election Untamperable?:

    If you think you are smart, give this a thought :

    1. Is the Election Process absolutely untamperable?

    Disclaimer: I believe there has never been any tampering prior. This does not answer the question , however.

    I can only say “I believe” because I have not audited the process and do not know for sure.

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  • “The committee is also tasked with further reducing the average size of GRCs, and creating more SMCs than the current 13.”

    IMHO, increasing SMCs means inviting oppos to partake in 3-cornered fights, more chances for the incumbent.

    Decrease size of GRCs is to reduce the risk of losing one huge GRCs, thus sending more oppos into Parliament.

    What do you think?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Harder Truths:
    This will be the last elections where the majority of voting citizens will be $G – born.

    After this GE2020 – if $G is still around and there are future elections – the locals will not matter as the FT will be the voting majority.

    Then the locals will see how well they are treated when their votes do not matter.

    No amount of KPKB at Hong Lim Park will change their third world lives.

    It is so true. But the problem is Singapore youth are not interested to know this. Unlike Hong Kong youth, they fight for their future, because they know they are the future.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    TRE Techie:
    “The committee is also tasked with further reducing the average size of GRCs, and creating more SMCs than the current 13.”

    IMHO, increasing SMCs means inviting oppos to partake in 3-cornered fights, more chances for the incumbent.

    Decrease size of GRCs is to reduce the risk of losing one huge GRCs, thus sending more oppos into Parliament.

    What do you think?

    Whatever lah!!!…Time for the Sheeple to “THINK” as People…and time to STOP Bleating and Bleed without “THINKING”

    Tech: Sheep don’t think, they are breed to be slaughtered.

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  • Allianz kena use:

    We will see how it goes, although this sides PAP, but I hope there are a bit more oppositions this time around. Allianz Global and Corporate Specialty, an errant insurance employer, deserves no business from you!

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  • mike:

    If 4-man GRC-X have 8 polling centers…
    Result of polling centers:
    X1=75% support
    X2=70% support
    X3=65% support
    X4=65% support
    X5=55% support
    X6=45% support
    X7=40% support

    How can i create a situation that benefits me? This is what i dreamt doing:

    Create 1 single seat for voters from X6 & X7 polling center

    Create 4 seats each for voters from polling center X1, X2, X3 & X4
    Or create a new 5-seats GRC

    Absorb X5 voters into a strong nearby GRC-Y or combine with a near by polling center with 65%~70% support result to form a new single seat electorate.

    Instead of losing 4/89 = 4.5%
    Now I limit the damage with 1/90 or 1/91 = 1.1%

    I still have high chance to win 2/3 majority … another 5 years, enough time to fix things

    TRE Techie:
    “The committee is also tasked with further reducing the average size of GRCs, and creating more SMCs than the current 13.”

    IMHO, increasing SMCs means inviting oppos to partake in 3-cornered fights, more chances for the incumbent.

    Decrease size of GRCs is to reduce the risk of losing one huge GRCs, thus sending more oppos into Parliament.

    What do you think?

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  • Rama Chandran Andrew:

    Elections department should not be part of the PMO but report to and appointed by parliament!

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