Singapore’s pandemic elections: what’s at stake?
Singapore is about to head into election season under unprecedented conditions. Campaigning and voting will take place under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a risk of misinformation and disinformation, and whether Singapore has the right tools to address them effectively is open to question. Partisan competition will occur with a new generation of politicians and political parties coming to the fore. How will these conditions affect such issues as representation, public debate, oversight of authority, policy delivery, minority rights, democracy, and even the social compact in Singapore? This webinar brings together individuals with academic expertise and community engagement experience to discuss these and other issues of key importance to Singapore. The webinar, co-organised with CAPE with technical support from McMaster University, also focused on questions and concerns young and first-time voters have about Singapore’s electoral system.
Chong Ja Ian (Harvard-Yenching Institute)
Elvin Ong (University of British Columbia)
Netina Tan (McMaster University)
Walid Jumblatt (Nanyang Technological University)
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