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​GE likely to be held in July if Covid-19 situation improves: Analysts

Published on: 28-May-2020

The next General Election (GE) is likely to happen in July, in line with the second phase of Singapore’s re-opening strategy, several political analysts said. Such a timeline would allow campaigning and polling to occur well into the second phase, when more social activities are expected to resume as the country transitions gradually towards a new normal, they said. Political scientist Walid Jumblatt Abdullah from NTU said that if the People’s Action Party wanted to hold the GE as soon as possible, it could occur as early as end-June during the first phase of the economy’s re-opening. But he stressed that this was unlikely.

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