As Singapore's 14th Parliament opens, what next for politics?

After a historic election amid an unprecedented crisis, analysts tell Insight what they think lies ahead for Singapore's ruling party and the opposition.

People's Action Party and Workers' Party campaign posters in New Upper Changi Road in East Coast GRC before the July 10 general election. Analysts reckon that it is too soon to say if anything has fundamentally changed about the way voters approach t
People's Action Party and Workers' Party campaign posters in New Upper Changi Road in East Coast GRC before the July 10 general election.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

It has been more than a month since Singapore returned the People's Action Party to power, although with a lower vote share. Tomorrow, in her address to Parliament, President Halimah Yacob will set out the Government's priorities and plans for its next term. This, along with the subsequent debate, will be more closely watched than ever, given Covid-19 and its bruising impact on the economy.

What can Singaporeans expect going forward? First, some immediate changes: fresh faces.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 23, 2020, with the headline 'As Parliament opens, what next for politics?'. Subscribe