Six-member GRCs may vanish in Singapore, say analysts

It is likely there will be no six-member GRCs in the coming general election due by April 2021.
It is likely there will be no six-member GRCs in the coming general election due by April 2021.PHOTO: ST FILE

The days of six-member constituencies may be over, in a nod to the ground realities that bigger is no longer preferred by voters, said political analysts.

But any change to the group representation constituency and single-member constituency scheme is likely to be gradual, and three-member constituencies are unlikely to make a comeback.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2019, with the headline 'Six-member GRCs may vanish, say analysts'. Print Edition | Subscribe