Are we less than a month away from the General Elections?

Last month (4 Sep), it was announced that the Prime Minister has announced the formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC). This was the clearest indication that the elections are imminent, as this would mean redrawing the constituencies that are to be contested.

In Parliament last week (7 Oct), Workers’ Party Secretary-General Pritam Singh asked the Prime Minister when was the formed. To that, the Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing replied on behalf that the EBRC was formed on the 1 Aug.

Under the Lee Hsien Loong government, the committee took anywhere between two (GE2015) to four months (GE2011 & GE2006) to release its report. Thereafter, Parliament will be dissolved and the Writ of Election will be issued. Again, the time-frame for dissolving Parliament has been from one month (GE2015) to two months (GE2011 & GE2006).

This will be followed by Nomination day, a period of campaigning and Polling day.

Before Minister Chan’s Parliamentary response, political observers have already speculated that a November or December elections are most likely to be the case.

Now that we have more information, we can make an educated guess. Given the above, the EBRC report could potentially be released already – we would not know given the lack of details – or is about to be released. Assuming the fastest scenario wherein the EBRC report has already been released and the fastest scenario for parliament to be dissolved, a GE could take place in less than a month’s time?

What do TRE readers think?

 

 

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25 Responses to “Are we less than a month away from the General Elections?”

  • TruBlu:

    Chances are MrEditor is right.
    PAP SCHOLARS KIASU N LIKE TO DISADVANTAGE THE OPPO sgs.

    Dec is coming.
    Elections before celebrating Christmas Bonu$ time?

    HIGH KPI yet again.
    Own$elves Award Own$elves.

    Oppo must be prepared.
    Time is of essence.
    Unity is even more essential.

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  • Very soon.:

    The election booths are also ready.

    So it will be very very soon.

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  • Harder Truths:

    I have seen this many times before.

    For the ballsless. By the ballsless. Of the ballsless.

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  • so tell PAP to byebye too:

    why should it be so secretive?
    lack of confidence or unfair playing field.
    theyre acting like our sg belongs to PAP–they control everything under our sg sky!

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  • GE Coming Soon:

    Today it was announced that WP leaders are guilty in the AHTC case. The amount of damages will be made known soon and looks like they will be bankrupted.

    They will not be eligible to stand for the coming GE. Same bullying tactics .

    Time to vote PAP Out.

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  • opposition dude:

    Don’t worry when the next GE is lah, the more important thing is that the opposition parties are ready and made preparations liao. PSP has started theirs so just assume the rest are as well.

    I would not be surprised if it was held in the last week of November since it would be the school holidays by then. Remember when some schools were used for voters to vote? All were during the school holidays if I remember correctly.

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  • pap's way:

    the ‘liable’ verdict in the AHPTC court case was expected.
    not because theyre guilty, i dont believe.
    someone wants them out of the way just in time for the coming GE..
    or else why they needed to drag it on so long till now.

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  • MarBowling:

    Mai Hum and Gang will paid HEAVILY for his Mother of all Most Dirty Tactics for doing in WP before the holding of the GE! period. Heaven has eyes! He and Joker Ducky Trump have the same and similar DNA. They both plotted to FINISH OFF the Opposition bf the GE! Both unethical and DISHONORABLE Leeders will receive Karma and Retribution sooner or later!

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  • School holiday:

    School holiday year end

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  • lying pap S$m thieving liars:

    pap's way:
    the ‘liable’ verdict in the AHPTC court case was expected.
    not because theyre guilty, i dont believe.
    someone wants them out of the way just in time for the coming GE..
    or else why they needed to drag it on so long till now.

    pap media tv states times all no end mentioning S$33m+.

    when the true fact already out many months ago, of the S#33m+, only a very small sum, in the thousands, is questionable by pap court.

    why the intentional falsehood about S$33m+ when it is actually not even half a million?

    further more, even if it is TRULY S$33m+ which it is not, WP can crowd fund it within a few days.

    so what the ffff is all the pap lies about unless GE2019 is very soon?

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  • vincent tan:

    >>fix low,sylvia,pritam.pngEH and all ajhtc mps ✔️
    >>merdekas X half million ✔️
    >>pioneer momentum since 2015 still going strong✔️
    >>stir leeKuanYewism effective✔️
    >>hdb flat upgrading sweeteners launch ✔️
    >>ERCB setup august and answered in parliament ✔️
    >>oxley papa house issue toning down ✔️
    >>CECA expanding nicely ✔️
    >>4G in motion as schedule ✔️
    >> spoken at UN ✔️
    >> exposed at CNN fareed proudly ✔️
    >> TCB effects contained ✔️
    >> raffles 200 storied moving hearts ✔️
    >> jewels launched with applaused ✔️

    with these boxes checked, the clown prince
    should declare GE november2019 confidently …

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  • Wayne:

    After distributing the November’s $300. Polling Day will come…

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  • Sperm of Macaroni:

    I witnessed a few RC people meeting in a house of one of them. They from neighboring RC .

    To save my ass, i am saying the RC stands for Rock Concert or Remote Control.

    No choice i no balls leh

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  • Could it be January 2020?:

    https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/singapore/mom-announces-review-of-payout-rules-for-cpfs-retirement-sum-scheme-will-be-completed-by-year-end/ar-AAIB4K9

    You go figure it out.

    Cpf payout is a big hot frucking potato.
    They seem to be addressing it.

    But I do not buy it. VTO!

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  • cpf is our own money:

    Could it be January 2020?:
    https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/singapore/mom-announces-review-of-payout-rules-for-cpfs-retirement-sum-scheme-will-be-completed-by-year-end/ar-AAIB4K9

    You go figure it out.

    Cpf payout is a big hot frucking potato.
    They seem to be addressing it.

    But I do not buy it. VTO!

    cpf is our own money.

    it is not pap money.

    pap anyhow keeping our money after mandatory retirement age is wrong.

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  • Bobo:

    Just don’t understand and forever don’t understand elites political pattern. PAP has been the complete winner and will still be the gov for next 50years (as assured by millions of Singaporeans till today). Why are they still so afraid of our oppositions? Like PM said, Singaporeans should learn to embrace foreigners, so they should show their role to embrace any oppositions. After all, the oppositions have no capability of stealing his lunch box for sure.

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  • KIA Su does KIA Su:

    Bobo:
    Just don’t understand and forever don’t understand elites political pattern. PAP has been the complete winner and will still be the gov for …. for sure.

    Animals have the natural ability to Evolve after long time. Humans are essentially animals in it’s own right. I suspect they have evolved to be INTOLERANT of Change. They are misguided and misinterpreted our Constitution which empowers us to replace the gov if we want to.

    This EROSION could result in KIA Su using all means to Win. I don’t mean magic .

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  • Mr Kia Su:

    Mr Kia Su not confident to declare it.

    Lost his marbles.

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  • rukidding:

    Add in his “long, long time plan” of using “electronic voting”…and “wahla”….sure win the chow kah way !

    1st world indeed !

    Long “live” those Pimps and prostitutes (P.ap.) ??

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  • Seriously?:

    I hope the Government and PAP draw the right lessons from unrest in other places.

    The liberal economic system led by the Anglo Saxons is broken. And big business has had its way too much for way too long. Big business, over in the West in the East and here, are the exceedingly selfish and greedy monsters that many people are only recently starting to recognise. Most of them deserve no love, no support, should be broken up, and cut down to size. Without an adequately critical and thinking competition commission, this is the sort of system we will get – big devils using money and talent to apply a thin and shameless veneer to their unbelievably greedy ways, and with Governments stuck in the light touch mode accepting these ridiculous rationales.

    I, for one, have no love for large corporations, big tech, and even less love for large Asian GLCs. And would not be the least bit sorry to see the whole lot go.

    It will not be easy to change things, given the kind of totally rotten hoodlums the US and UK have as President and Prime Minister. The entire system favours those who have come earlier and accumulated over decades. And newcomers can play also, but have to take insanely large risks, and hope for calm weather (as in the past 10 years for big tech).

    But it has to be done. And the ways of the US and the UK cannot be taken wholesale any longer.

    While the HK riots are at times unjustifiably violent, I do not blame them at all. Their Government is talking garbage theories all the time in support of the status quo, and often bought over to the views of the local tycoons. There is nothing in it for every one else.

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  • Seriously?:

    I am just surprised the HKers lasted so long, and waited until now to set the whole place on fire.

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  • MarBowling:

    Hat off and salute the Hongkees, esp the common folks and those PEACEFUL protesters! Period. To HELL to those highly paid hooligans(paid by the Hidden Hands)!

    Hopefully, the RESET button is ACTIVATED when the ongoing chaotic and dire situation is FINALLY declared over. By then, HOPEFULLY the current ridiculous artificially inflated home prices will DROP by say, 40-60%. For MOST Hongkees, they still have about 28 years more before the autonomous status expire. For MOST, Their roots are more or less established and planted in HK. When and NOT IF those Big Snakes who have for donkey years CONTROLLED and MANIPULATED the housing market and the Filthy Rich LEAVE HK, it’s a matter of TIME the RESET BUTTON WILL BE ACTIVATED. By THEN, hopefully MOST COMMON FOLK Hongkees will be ABLE FINALLY TO OWN A REASONABLE PRICED PIGEON HOLE. And HOPEFULLY, after 2047, the Central Government May decide to EXTEND the Autonomous Status for ANOTHER 50 Years!

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  • SIN GE cf Trump impeachment:

    Want to see bananas reenactment of Trump hysterics in SIn. Put pressure on Vote PAP out.? Exposure what r they hiding. you ould see a banana first rate impersonation of trump!

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  • Lee Gan Yew:

    It’s November soon. This article written in September. So the answer is the GE is not one month away from September.

    I think it may be this December school holidays.

    Hope they hold it soon before longan faints again.

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  • Alvin Lam:

    the class of 1958 will create history

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