27 Apr 2006

PAP's Election results

1955: won 3 of 25 elected seats, % NA.(PAP began in opposition with Lee Kuan Yew as opposition leader. The Labour Front won 13 seats and was the governing party.)

1959: won 43 of 51 seats, with 53% of the vote (since 1959, voting in Singapore has been compulsory).

1963: won 37 of 51 seats, with 47% of the vote (opposition votes were spilt between the Barisan Sosialis Party and the United People's Party).

1968: won all of the seats, with 84% of the vote.

1972: won all of the seats, with 69% of the vote.

1976: won all of the seats, with 72% of the vote.

1980: won all of the seats, with 77% of the vote.

1984: won all except 2 seats, with 65% of the vote.

1988: won 80 of 81 seats, with 63% of the vote.

1991: won 36 of 40 contested seats, with 61% of the vote.

1997: won 34 of 36 contested seats, with 65% of the vote.

2001: won 25 of 27 contested seats, with 75% of the vote.


The number to watch in the coming election is the percentage of the vote, a dip in the percentage of votes for the PAP would be interpreted as Singaporeans giving LHL and the PAP a bloody nose.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dont think a drop of voting % has such implication, in fact tony tan himself says it is expected because the 2001 vote was influenced by 911 causing people to rally to government

a clean sweep is also not being expected

soci said...

Diane Mauzy, a political science lecturer at Canada's University of British Columbia, who has researched and written on Singapore politics, said "The PAP would be delighted with 70 percent or more of the votes. Sixty-five percent they could live with, but were it down to 60 percent, I think the PAP would be shaken."

I merely agree

Anonymous said...

Old man said PAP is their brand name.

Anonymous said...

i think the only bloody nose now is chee soon juan's, after his own executive committee didn't want to support him

Anonymous said...

this is pap's tactic to cause breakup in oppo parties, you know or not.

Anonymous said...

chee must be a PAP spy sent to destroy opposition from within

Anonymous said...

1959 history is going to repeat soon. Opposition is coming back..

Anonymous said...

Remember Mr.Harban Singh in the 70s and 80s.

Anonymous said...

I see very close results in Aljunied and Choa Chu Kang, but no new seats for the opposition. Steve Chia picked up 39.6 %, but the Worker's Party in Aljunied an incredible 43%!

Anonymous said...

2006 results here: http://www.elections.gov.sg/parliamentary2006.htm

gayle said...

2006: PAP won 45 out of 47 contested seats, with a mandate of 66.7%. Lee Hsieng Loong's mandate in Ang Mo Kio actually -fell- since the last time it was contested, to 66.13% to WP's rookie team which garnered 33.17% of the votes there. Bloody nose indeed.

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