Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Regaining Aljunied GRC

I don't have time to finish reading this article by Rachel Chang, but I don't think the PAP can win back this GRC.

Aljunied was lost over national issues. I am afraid it can only be won in the same way. The WP is neither stupid or incompetent to run municipal services badly. If anything they are bringing in a breath of fresh air to the stifling PAP.

As for reinforcing East Coast GRC and Joo Chiat SMC, what makes them think those can be saved by being good on the ground? An euphemism for populism, which I feel the electorate is too mature not to see past? They could be lost on national issues too in the next round.

Well five years is an eternity in politics, and we are not very good at thinking in discontinuities.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Aljunied GRC was lost on citize disagreeing to numbers of PAP national policies. If they cannot rectify and modify these issues before 2016 they will see a few more GRC and single ward gone. At the rate PAP is moving I think it is going to be difficult.
    Six months after 2011 GE, very little has changed. Furthermore they will have to content with a new breed of young voters who will be most likely anti them in 2016.

    What happened at Aljunied GRC has opened up citizens awareness that we need more good Opp to check on this Govt.