Singapore: Punggol East by-election – opposition dilemma


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Source: Straits Times, 19 Jan 2013

Partyforumseasia: It is certainly more than difficult to organize rival opposition parties to field a common candidate against a strong ruling party. The SDP’s proposal to the stronger Workers’ Party not to field their own candidate and support the SDP’s looks rather overoptimistic, especially in view of the latter’s strong self-confidence after the GRC success in 2011. A strategic mistake of the SDP??? The debate is open…

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