PAP wins, but loses a GRC

Singapore election results 2011:

Scoreboard: Seats won

 (picture courtesy of Asia One)
The popular votes seem to have come down.
First time an  opposition team won a GRC (Aljunied),  and first time a minister lost in a General election.
Potong Pair was won by PAP by a mere 100plus majority.
Final results: 81PAP   6 opposition.

93% voter turnout for GE 2011

PAP wins Potong Pasir SMC

PAP wins Jurong GRC

PAP wins Choa Chu Kang GRC

Workers’ Party wins Aljunied GRC

PAP wins Nee Soon GRC

PAP wins Holland-Bukit Timah GRC

PAP wins Sembawang GRC

PAP wins Pioneer SMC

PAP wins East Coast GRC

PAP wins Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC

PAP wins Ang Mo Kio GRC

PAP wins Punggol East SMC

PAP wins Sengkang West SMC

PAP wins Yuhua SMC

PAP wins Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC

PAP wins West Coast GRC

PAP wins Tampines GRC

PAP wins Marine Parade GRC

PAP wins Hong Kah North SMC

PAP wins Joo Chiat SMC

PAP wins Moulmein-Kallang GRC

PAP wins Whampoa SMC

PAP wins Bukit Panjang SMC

PAP wins Mountbatten SMC

PAP wins General Election, loses Aljunied GRC

PAP wins Radin Mas SMC

Workers’ Party wins Hougang SMC


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: pap wins but loses a grc dr hsus forum - Malay Site | 2011
  2. monsterball
    May 08, 2011 @ 14:32:30

    Good to see S’pore Oppositions are getting stronger.
    In Malaysia….it will be provocations…blame games…race and main Agendas for UMNO B.
    It will be massive corruptions…double standards and unsolved the Oppositions.
    TRUTHS have always played second fiddle in Malaysian politics.
    I hope not in 13th GE.


  3. manaman
    May 08, 2011 @ 16:33:57

    Should or not pity those in the little dot are all colour blind?? why they never harp on races? cannot see skin colour?


  4. Choo Sani
    May 08, 2011 @ 19:16:39


    1)The GRC systems is actually a good idea or the non PAP presence is only 2
    2)The other innovative practice is the Alternative method, where if the 1st past the post winner cannot secure 50% of the vote casted, the 2nd place candidate will get the seat.
    3) These models will work well in countries like Malaysia + Singapore, where the governmental, machinery is so well entrenched + tend to steam roll over the weaker opponents.

    But then again when does BN thugs have the conscience to improve our Nation, Rakyat + Democracy ?


  5. CYC
    May 09, 2011 @ 08:32:50

    Will Johoreans get the message ? BN fears this most.

    Mankind can’t fight against the storm of awakening. It happens across the globe not a one off phenomena.


  6. Phua Kai Lit
    May 09, 2011 @ 10:06:30

    Joo Chiat SMC was also close.
    PAP won only by a few hundred votes.

    British-type “first past the post” electoral system is unfair.
    New Zealand has changed over to a proportional representation
    system. So should Malaysia and Singapore.


  7. Kenny
    May 09, 2011 @ 11:46:55

    In “first past the post” electoral system it is quite normal for vote share to be disproportionate to number of seats won. PAP won 60% of the vote but 93% of the seats.

    However the alternative system of proportional representation has one big disadvantage. It usually results in weak governments.

    The system of GRC was designed to make it harder for the opposition to win any seats but it can be a double-edged sword. As long as the opposition is weak it works but when the opposition gains strength PAP will live to regret it. Of course they can just change the rules.


  8. petestop
    May 09, 2011 @ 14:55:46

    Must be the PAP logo, so outdated.

    Looks like trademark of some old batteries.

    With access to better information worldwide, I believe the voters are more educated as to the fact that we don’t need BIG GOVT, but rather we need a govt that is our EMPLOYEE and in order to get them to perform the best, you can never let them be complacent, this can effectively be done by puttting them in competition with another.


  9. Li Li Fa
    May 09, 2011 @ 16:49:16

    Dr. Hsu,
    The wind of change has breezed through the little red dot.
    But this is no ordinary red dot , but an uprising city-state that has evolved from a trading port to a first world metropolitan country, over the years through hard work and perseverance. No doubt its founding fathers are still around to watch over the fruits of their labour.
    However, over the years, this watchful surveilence has somewhat overzealously transformed to over-bearing attitudes which the younger generation finds uneasy, numbling and stifling. There has been steps to change the style of governance but not effective enough to please a section of their society. The results of their GE, I believe, reflected this phenomenon.
    The Government of the day has to really pay heed to the voices of the people; from all sections of their society. Can this wind of change turn into a storm or tsunami in years to come?


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