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General Election 2015

Postby jetsetter » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:11 pm

Parl questions posed by:

SECOND SESSION
ORDER PAPER MONDAY, 13 JULY 2015, 1.30 pm

1. Mr Arthur Fong: To ask the Prime Minister (a) whether the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee has been formed; and what are the guidelines that the EBRC will follow.

2. Mr Yee Jenn Jong: To ask the Prime Minister (a) whether the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee has been formed and, if so, who are the members of the Committee; (b) if not, when will it be formed; (c) when will the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee's report be published; and (d) what is the likely duration from the publication of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee's report to the calling of a general election.


Response as follows:
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Parliament today that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee was formed two months ago — which means, it was formed some time in May 2015 and there was no declaration of it.

In the lead-up to the two previous General Elections in 2006 and 2011, the committee took about four months after being formed to issue its report.

In other words, the next GE can be called within two months, just after National Day and SG50 celebrations.


Do you think so?

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/parliament-electoral-boundaries-committee-formed-2-months-ago
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Re: Next General Elections

Postby TheAnswer » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:17 pm

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Re: Next General Elections

Postby b2b3m4 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:27 pm

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 80260.html



SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has asked the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee to have smaller Group Representation Constituencies, and to have at least 12 Single Member Constituencies.


The committee was formed two months ago, the Prime Minister told Parliament on Monday (Jul 13).

Mr Lee said he asked the committee to consider the population shifts and housing developments since the last boundary delineation exercise.

He also asked the committee to have smaller GRCs, "so as to reduce the average size of the GRCs below five", and to have at least 12 SMCs.

"As per past practice, the committee is chaired by the Secretary to the Prime Minister. It is now in the midst of its deliberations and will make its recommendations to me when ready," he said.

SIGNAL OF AN UPCOMING GENERAL ELECTION?

The committee reviews and draws up the boundaries for election, and submits a report with its recommendations. The report, when released by the committee, is seen as one of the clearest signals that a General Election (GE) is around the corner.

The convening of the committee kickstarts a series of events that culminates in the nation heading to the polls. Singapore’s next GE must be held by January 2017.


The expected sequence of events is as follows:

1. Electoral Boundaries Review Committee convenes

2. Committee submits report with recommendations on electoral changes
In the lead-up to the two previous GEs in 2006 and 2011, the committee took about four months after being convened to issue its report.

3. Parliament dissolved
The Prime Minister may advise the President to dissolve Parliament by Proclamation in the Gazette before the expiry of its term. Once Parliament has been dissolved, the GE must be held within three months. In the last GE, the committee’s report was issued on Feb 24, 2011, and Parliament was dissolved on Apr 19, 2011.

4. President issues Writ of Election
The President, acting on the Prime Minister's advice, issues a Writ of Election. This will specify the date and location for the nomination of candidates.

5. Nomination Day takes place
Nomination Day, when prospective candidates submit their nomination papers, must take place between five days and one month after the Writ of Election is issued.

6. Polling Day
Polling Day must be held between 10 and 56 days after the Returning Officer publishes the Notice of Contested Elections after Nomination Day. For the 2011 GE, Cooling-Off Day, on the eve of Polling Day, was introduced, when candidates are banned from campaigning. This was instituted to give voters time to reflect and make their decision before going to the polls.

- CNA/cy

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Re: Next General Elections

Postby b2b3m4 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:29 pm

Could it be during the Sep 1 week school break?
So that schools are vacanted and can be used as polling stations???

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Re: Next General Elections

Postby floppy » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:32 pm

b2b3m4 wrote:SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has asked the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee to have smaller Group Representation Constituencies, and to have at least 12 Single Member Constituencies.


Kinda expected. Good strategy to minimise losses (if more losses are expected) and to weed out some poor performers (without explicitly telling them that they are poor performers :rotflmao: )

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Re: Next General Elections

Postby raysusan » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:02 pm

Had they increased enough new citizens for this already?
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Re: Next General Elections

Postby pirate » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:30 pm

b2b3m4 wrote:Could it be during the Sep 1 week school break?
So that schools are vacanted and can be used as polling stations???

Depends on how many more times MRT breaks down between now and Sep school holidays. :evil:

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Re: Next General Elections

Postby Orb » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:32 pm

even if opposition forms the govt, i dont think they can do anything about mrt breakdown.

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Re: Next General Election

Postby pirate » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:30 pm

Will GE be in Sep? If in Sep, why put foot in mouth like this so close to GE?

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.944031585639617.1073741971.182928775083239&type=3

Minister Tan Chuan Jin wrote:They shared with me that they were surprised by their own findings! The normal perception that all cardboard collectors are people who are unable to take care of themselves financially is not really true. There will be some who do this as their main source of income. Some do so to supplement what they have. Some prefer to earn extra monies, treat it as a form of exercise and activity rather than being cooped up at home. They do this to remain independent, so that they can have dignity and not have to ask their families for help.

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Re: Next General Elections

Postby pirate » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:32 pm

Orb wrote:even if opposition forms the govt, i dont think they can do anything about mrt breakdown.

They can at least put somebody who actually has experience operating an MRT system as CEO... :razz:

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