The TL;DR Guide to Singapore Political Parties on GE2020 Nomination Day

The TL;DR Guide to Singapore Political Parties on GE2020 Nomination Day

We summarise key points of each political party you might want to know.

It's Nomination Day today (June 30) and a lot has happened since the Writ of Election was announced on June 23. 

If you haven't caught up on what the 11 political parties contesting in the 2020 Singapore general election have been up to thus far, let us help. 

We summarise the key points for each party in a tweet (when it was still limited to 140 characters, including spaces) so you can be in the know in a flash, just in time for Nomination Day.

Guide to Singapore Political Parties

National Solidarity Party (NSP)

Former party of many Opposition members. Has conceded MacPherson and Pioneer in the name of Opposition unity.

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People's Action Party (PAP)

Probable last election with LHL as head. Many stalwarts out. Test for 4G leaders. First PAP woman to lead GRC fight-Josephine Teo.

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People's Power Party (PPP)

Can only field 1 candidate, other candidate stuck overseas. Chief Goh Meng Seng’s last election. Fighting Tin Pei Ling.

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Progress Singapore Party (PSP)

Dr Tan Cheng Bock claims old ‘hood, West Coast GRCLee Hsien Yang’s surprise. GE2020 youngest candidate Choo Shaun MingOtter mascot.

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Peoples Voice (PV)

Chief Lim Tean facing bankruptcy claimsGilbert Goh joins partyTo contest in 5 places.

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Red Dot United (RDU)

4 former PSP membersFormed just before GE2020Contesting in Jurong.

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Reform Party (RP)

Chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam on SHN. Fighting with PSP over Yio Chu Kang SMCUnveiled candidates under WoW livestream.

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Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA)

Last time chief Desmond Lim will lead the fight. Fighting for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.

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Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)

Chief Dr Chee Soon Juan firing bullets at Bukit Batok SMC opponent. 4Y1N catchphrase and gestures. Last-minute member Tan Jee Say?

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Singapore People's Party (SPP)

First time no ChiamsChief Steve Chia is former NSP. Fighting for Potong Pasir and Bishan-Toa Payoh.

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Workers' Party (WP)

Bye Lowhello NicoleStrongly defending Aljunied. Newbie in Hougang. Reminding people that this their ‘hood.

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This article was first published in AsiaOne and republished on theAsianparent with permission.

Lead image via AsiaOne. 

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