Opposition leader role a sign of maturing political system: Observers

Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh speaks with PM Lee at the Istana on July 27, 2020.
Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh speaks with PM Lee at the Istana on July 27, 2020.PHOTO: MCI

The move to give Workers' Party chief Pritam Singh more duties and privileges as the officially designated Leader of the Opposition (LO) is a significant step to institutionalise the role of the opposition, observers said yesterday.

But although the move reflects the maturing political system and raises expectations of the opposition, it is unlikely to drastically change the opposition's role in practice, they added.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2020, with the headline 'Opposition leader role a sign of maturing political system: Observers'. Print Edition | Subscribe