2020 Singaporean general election

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2020 Singapore general election

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All 93 elected seats (+2 NCMPs seats) to the Parliament of Singapore
47 elected seats needed for a majority
Registered2,651,435[1]
Turnout2,540,359 (95.81%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
  Lee Hsien Loong June 2018.JPG Pritam Singh at the Workers' Party general election rally, Serangoon Stadium, Singapore - 20110505.jpg Dr-Tan-Cheng-Bock-at-Nomination-Centre-1.jpg
Leader Lee Hsien Loong Pritam Singh Tan Cheng Bock
Party People's Action Party Workers' Party Progress Singapore Party
Leader since 3 December 2004 8 April 2018[4] 28 March 2019
Leader's seat Ang Mo Kio GRC Aljunied GRC West Coast GRC
(lost)
Last election 83
(69.86%)
6 + 3 NCMPs
(12.48%)
New Party
Seats before 82[5] 6 + 3 NCMPs New Party
Seats won 83[6] 10[6] 0 + 2 NCMPs[2][3]
Seat change Steady Increase 4 Decrease 3 NCMPs Increase 2 NCMPs
Popular vote 1,527,491 279,922 253,996
Percentage 61.23% 11.22% 10.18%
Swing Decrease 8.63% Decrease 1.26% New Party

Map of the results of the Singaporean general election 2020.svg

Prime Minister before election

Lee Hsien Loong
PAP

Prime Minister after election

Lee Hsien Loong
PAP

A general election was held in Singapore on 10 July 2020.[7] It elected members to the 14th Parliament of Singapore using the first-past-the-post. Voting was mandatory for all Singaporeans over the age of 21.[8][9] The People's Action Party (PAP) won the election for the 15th time in a row since 1959 with Lee Hsien Loong staying as Prime Minister. The PAP won 83 seats with the Workers' Party winning 10. This was the largest opposition since 1966.[10]

Party Abbreviation Leader Year formed Seats before GE2020 Parliamentary presence
PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party PAP Lee Hsien Loong
1954
82
Legislative Assembly:
1955–1965[11]
City Council Elections:
1957–1965[12]
Singapore Parliament:
1965–Present
WP SG LOGO VARIANT.svg Workers' Party WP Pritam Singh
1957
6 + 3 NCMPs
Legislative Assembly:
1961–1963[13]
City Council Elections:
1957–1959[12]
Singapore Parliament:
1981–1986; 1991–Present
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party SDP Chee Soon Juan
1980
0
Singapore Parliament:
1984–1997
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party NSP Spencer Ng
1987
0
Singapore Parliament:
2001–2006
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party SPP Steve Chia
1994
0
Singapore Parliament:
1997–2015
Red star, 4x blue overlapping rings.svg Singapore Democratic Alliance SDA Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
2001
0
Singapore Parliament:
2001–2011
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party PSP Tan Cheng Bock
2019
0
Singapore Parliament:

2020–Present

Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Reform Party RP Kenneth Jeyaretnam
2008
0
PPP logo variation.svg People's Power Party PPP Goh Meng Seng
2015
0
PV logo variation.svg Peoples Voice PV Lim Tean
2018
0
Red Dot United RDU Ravi Philemon
2020
0


e • d Summary of the 10 July 2020 Parliament of Singapore election results[1][14]
Parties and alliances Leader Contested seats Divs won Seats won Popular vote % of valid votes +/- % of valid votes in wards contested by party +/-
SMC GRC Divs Total
4m 5m
PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Lee Hsien Loong 14 6 11 31 93 28 83 1,527,491 61.23
 
Decrease 8.63 61.23
 
Decrease 8.63
WP SG LOGO VARIANT.svg Workers' Party Pritam Singh 2 1 3 6 21 3 10 279,922 11.22
 
Decrease 1.26 50.49
 
Increase 10.74
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Tan Cheng Bock 5 1 3 9 24 0 0 253,996 10.18
 
New 40.86
 
New
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan 3 2 0 5 11 0 0 111,054 4.45
 
Increase 0.69 37.04
 
Increase 5.81
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party Spencer Ng 0 0 2 2 10 0 0 93,653 3.75
 
Increase 0.22 33.15
 
Increase 7.88
PV logo variation.svg Peoples Voice Lim Tean 1 1 1 3 10 0 0 59,183 2.37
 
New 21.27
 
New
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 54,599 2.19
 
Decrease 0.44 27.85
 
Increase 7.25
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party Steve Chia 1 1 0 2 5 0 0 37,998 1.52
 
Decrease 0.65 33.85
 
Increase 6.77
Red star, 4x blue overlapping rings.svg Singapore Democratic Alliance Desmond Lim 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 37,237 1.49
 
Decrease 0.57 23.67
 
Decrease 3.44
Red Dot United Ravi Philemon 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 31,260 1.25
 
New 25.39
 
New
PPP logo variation.svg People's Power Party Goh Meng Seng 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 7,489 0.30
 
Decrease 0.83 28.26
 
Increase 5.15
SG-GE-2015-IND-HORSE-SYMBOL.png Independents N/A 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 655 0.03
 
Decrease 0.09 2.78
 
N/A
Valid votes 2,494,537 98.20% of total votes cast
Invalid (e.g. blank or spoilt) votes 45,822 1.80% of total votes cast
Total votes cast 2,540,359 Voter turnout: 95.81% of eligible voters
Did not vote 111,076
Eligible voters (excluding walkover voters) 2,651,435
Walkover voters 0
Electorate 2,651,435

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Progress Singapore Party's Leong Mun Wai, Hazel Poa to take up NCMP seats". Today. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Parliamentary Elections Act – Candidates mentioned declared elected as non-constituency Member of Parliament". Notification No. 1449 of 2020 (PDF). Republic of Singapore Government Gazette. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 June 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang to step down as secretary-general by next party election". Channel NewsAsia. 3 November 2017. Archived from the original on 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Tham, Yuen-C. "Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob to run for President in coming election". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 6 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Parliamentary Elections Act – Candidates mentioned elected as Member of Parliament". Notification No. 1448 of 2020 (PDF). Republic of Singapore Government Gazette. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 June 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. Elections Department (23 June 2020). "Press Release on General Election 2020" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 June 2020. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  8. "Parliamentary Elections (Prescribed Date) Order 2020". Subsidiary Legislation Supplement No. S 157 of 2020 (PDF). Republic of Singapore Government Gazette. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 June 2020. Retrieved 24 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. Sugam Pokharel; Nectar Gan. "Singapore's ruling party stays in power, but support has waned". CNN.
  10. Twitter (11 July 2020). "The ten seats won by WP in #GE2020 marks the first time we've had that many fully elected opposition MPs since January 1966 when there were 10 Barisan MPs. Barisan merged with WP in 1988, so in a way, history has come full circle. #historynerd". Archived from the original on 11 July 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  11. "Singapore Legislative Assembly General Election 1955". singapore-elections.com. Archived from the original on 29 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Singapore City Council Election 1957". singapore-elections.com. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. "Singapore Legislative Assembly By-Election July 1961". singapore-elections.com. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. Elections Department (16 July 2020). "2020 Parliamentary General Election Results". Archived from the original on 20 July 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)