As Singapore’s 14th Parliament opens, what next for politics?


People’s Action Party and Workers’ Party campaign posters in New Upper Changi Road in East Coast GRC before the July 10 general election.

It has been more than a month since Singapore returned the People’s Action Party to power, although with a lower vote share. Tomorrow, in her address to Parliament, President Halimah Yacob will set out the Government’s priorities and plans for its next term. This, along with the subsequent debate, will be more closely watched than ever, given Covid-19 and its bruising impact on the economy.

What can Singaporeans expect going forward? First, some immediate changes: fresh faces.

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