Keyword : Voters

  • The politics of Budget 2018: Lots of persuasion needed

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 21, 2018 | Hits: 1788

    In Budget 2015, and prior to the previous general election, then Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the Government had provided sufficiently for increased spending by the state till the end of the decade. This was, at the time, and still is, read by Singaporeans as a promise that there would be no increase in broad-based…..

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  • With an Informed Electorate, the Voting System Can Cater to Young and Old

    By: admintest admintest | Aug 29, 2016 | Hits: 1467

    As developed countries the world over grapple with their rapidly ageing societies, there is a rising call for a fundamental rethink of the tenets and systems of political representation. The concerns about the political impact of that demographic trend are well-founded. A recent Lord Ashcroft Poll following Britain’s referendum about its place in the European…..

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  • Voters Matter in Building a Healthy Electioneering Culture

    By: admintest admintest | Jul 28, 2016 | Hits: 1280

    Singaporeans’ immediate concerns upon hearing last month’s British referendum results to leave the European Union were pragmatic and focused on the economic bottomline: How much value would the stock exchange lose? Is it time for a cheap holiday in the United Kingdom? However, we need to be asking a different set of questions. For instance:…..

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