Singapore in 2011: A "new normal" in politics?

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In 2011, Singaporeans voted in parliamentary and presidential elections. The social networking media, dominated by alternative reporting and commentary, played a significant role in generating political interest and mobilizing oppositional thinking and support. Faced with a stronger oppositional presence and a politically emboldened electorate, the People's Action Party government won the elections but achieved its worst results ever.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220–226
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

User-Defined Keywords

  • general elections
  • presidential elections
  • social networking media
  • political salaries
  • People's Action Party


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