5 May 2006

PAP electoral results history


Here's the data from the previous post in a convenient graph.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

how can the graph be correct if
2001: won 25 of 27 contested seats, with 75% of the vote.

Mickell said...

25 of 27 is 93% ;p

Anonymous said...

mr michael chua,please remove your photo when posting to this blog,you won't know who reads this blog.

Surely you don't want the bloody PAP to trouble you,right??

Take care my friend

Anonymous said...

perhaps 75% of singapores population as a whole voted for PAP?

Anonymous said...

yeah. think of it this way. if 51% of the ppl in a GRC vote for PAP, who wins the seat?

so it is perfectly possible for 25 of 27 seats to be won with less than 93% of the vote...

antipathy said...

in fptp systems like ours, the number of seats is not analogous to the votes people cast unlike a true representative democracy.

Anonymous said...

In a similar way, George W Bush won the presidency but lost to Al Gore on in the popular vote.

Anonymous said...

you can win a clean sweep with 40% of the vote if all the electorates have 3 candidates and the other two parties each get 30%; that has nothing to do with true or untrue democracy