Merits of holding a GE during an outbreak

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Since the formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) last August, friends concerned with politics have been discussing when the next general election (GE) would be held.

After the coronavirus outbreak early this year, there was a slight shift in focus. People are now more concerned about whether they can safely ride out the outbreak, their lives will be affected, and businesses can overcome the challenges.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2020, with the headline Merits of holding a GE during an outbreak. Subscribe