5 May 2006

A Bloody Nose for the PAP

I soci shall be on hiatus come Saturday. Meaning that I will not be blogging until a week later, so I leave it over to the team of contributors to blog during my hiatus.

This is the Singaporean bloggers time to grab the limelight. Continue what I have started, do not be afraid.

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. Take them back to 1959 where they belong.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are talking rubbish; nobody expects PAP to get 75% this time; 60% would be bloody nose; 65% would be disappointing but OK; 70% would make them very happy

Anonymous said...

so you are already to accept 70% as a mandate for PAP? Maybe they lower expectations to keep you happy when the % dips.

Anonymous said...

spin spin spin. As a PAP member, define victory, define victory from WP perspective!

Anonymous said...

wp would be happy to get one more seat; aljunid is a long shot, though the handling of Gomesh has been negative for PAP

Anonymous said...

Thanks soci and enjoy your hiatus .

Anonymous said...

All in support of Opposition should pray hard that WP wins for Aljunied GRC. This will put a different landscape for electoral division in the next election.
Hopefully, voters of Aljunied support Opposition-WP for a fresh, dynamic Political change.

Anonymous said...

hey com'on bk.. the juice has stirred up and don left ur blog hanging..

lee hsien tau said...

Yeah McDermott, and thanks for the interest in this tiny dot.

Matilah_Singapura said...

“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” - Joseph Stalin

jOlYnNN said...

wa.. matilah, wat a familiar meaning... dejavu anyone? :D