SINGAPORE (July 16): Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) was duly returned with a supermajority following general elections on 10 July 2020. Yet there was some cause for disappointment as it suffered an 8.7 ppt loss in vote share since 2015 to capture just 61.24% of the votes -- it’s second-lowest in its history. Still, with the Covid-19 pandemic deepening traditional economic concerns about labour market conditions and cost of living, Singapore’s next government will be looking to deliver on its election promise of providing “jobs, jobs, jobs”. 

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