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Hong Kong, Singapore and how elections affect home ownership and prices

HK protesters want the right to vote because that helps tilt the balance of power in favour of ordinary folk

There is nothing like an election to focus the minds of the political elite on what matters to ordinary citizens.

Singapore may not be a liberal democracy but it is an electoral democracy. That means its political leaders have to face voters every four to five years, and win their support.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 27, 2019, with the headline 'Hong Kong, Singapore and how elections affect home ownership and prices'. Print Edition | Subscribe