REUTERS/Edgar Su - People's Action Party (PAP) supporters cheer as they wait for polling results at a stadium in Singapore September 11, 2015. Singapore's ruling (PAP) looked to be making a strong showing in an election on Friday, according to samples of votes taken in more than two dozen constituencies and released by the Elections Department.
Opinion | Southeast Asia View
Rabbits or rebels? Making sense of Singapore’s 2015 elections
In the September 2015 Singapore general elections, the incumbent People’s Action Party (PAP) increased its vote share despite massive turnout at opposition rallies, insistent complaints of government failings, and some formidable challengers. Meredith L. Weiss discusses the implications of these unexpected results by examining the PAP, opposition parties, and public voters.