Singapore GE could be held in early May, if virus outbreak stabilises

PAP activists say they will be ready if so; opposition also gearing up, with precautions

Senior People's Action Party cadres at the party's headquarters in Bedok last Friday. They had met that evening, hours after the new electoral boundaries were announced.
Senior People's Action Party cadres at the party's headquarters in Bedok last Friday. They had met that evening, hours after the new electoral boundaries were announced.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE.

Activists from the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) are expecting the next general election to be held as soon as early May, after changes to the electoral boundaries were announced last Friday.

One factor that could impact the timing of the polls is when the number of coronavirus cases stabilises, said several senior party activists who spoke to The Straits Times on condition of anonymity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2020, with the headline 'GE could be held in early May, if virus outbreak stabilises'. Subscribe