Singapore

Singaporeans go to the polls on Sept 11

Singaporeans will be heading for the polls on Sept 11 after President Tony Tan Keng Yam issued a decree to dissolve Parliament on Tuesday (Aug 25).

Nomination Day - where candidates contesting seats in Parliament will officially register their intentions with the Elections Department - will be on Sept 1.

President Tan's announcement comes a month after the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee announced the new boundaries for 13 single member constituencies (SMCs) and 16 group representation constituencies (GRCs) on July 24.

Around 2.45 million Singaporeans will be eligible to vote at the upcoming general election.

Singapore last went to the polls in 2011 after then-President S R Nathan dissolved Parliament on April 19.

 

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