Singaporeans debate future in runup to first post-Lee parliamentary vote

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Large crowds in Singapore are not an everyday occurrence in a city state known for its law and order, where public demonstrations require a license. But during the 9-day election campaign that happens once every four to five years, tens of thousands of Singaporeans gather in political rallies to listen to different ideas and discuss the future of their country.

CCTV’s Miro Lu reports.

Singaporeans debate future in runup to first post-Yew parliamentary vote

Singaporeans debate future in runup to first post-Yew parliamentary vote

Large crowds in Singapore are not an everyday occurrence in a city state known for its law and order, where public demonstrations require a license. But during the 9-day election campaign that happens once every four to five years, tens of thousands of Singaporeans gather in political rallies to listen to different ideas and discuss the future of their country. CCTV’s Miro Lu reports.

More details:

  • Friday’s election will be Singapore’s first election after the death of its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Many see his passing in March as an end of an era for Singapore.
  • Many Singaporeans don’t want the People’s Action Party to lose the election, but many also believe that Singapore needs a stronger opposing voice.

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