More new opposition parties signal time is ripe for more election deposits to be lost

Posted on 23 May 2015

It also signals the economy is doing okay.

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More opposition political parties look set to make a dent on Singapore’s political scene, as a lot of them will be losing their election deposit in the upcoming General Election to be held by the January 2017.

This after a few more opposition political parties, such as SingFirst and People’s Power Party have either been newly registered, or defunct ones, which were previously dormant, such as Democratic Progressive Party, are being resurrected again — to ensure “opposition unity” remains as some kind of concept on paper.

Semi-professional political observers from all walks of life said the message this boom in opposition political parties serves to show is obvious.

Lim Koh Pi, a man who watches politics unfold at the coffee shop, said: “It sends a clear message that Singapore’s economy is doing well, as there are people who are willingly losing thirteen or fourteen grand as election deposit on a whim.”

“Anytime anyone pisses away good money like that, you know Singapore’s still okay because they can afford to make that money back in no time.”

“And this is what true democracy is about. Losing tens of thousands of dollars as election deposit has not prevented anyone else from running for office again.”

Other political observers are quick to note that having more opposition political parties in Singapore is beneficial to the Singapore people.

Jiang Dao Li, a local, said: “This just proves opposition political parties thrive outside of parliament instead of inside as their numbers swell when they are not voted into parliament by the people.”

“However, there is still a dearth of opposition parties. Singapore will only become a mature democracy when each Singaporean is represented by one opposition political party.”

 

Tsk tsk:

PAP cannot even keep Workers’ Party in check despite 50 years of continuous rule

 

 





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