Singapore to hold general election: PM

World Tuesday 23/June/2020 15:27 PM
By: Times News Service
Singapore to hold general election: PM

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday that he has advised President Halimah Yacob to dissolve the parliament and issue the Writ of Election.

He made the remarks in a live address to the nation.

According to a press release from the Prime Minister's Office, the president, on the advice of Lee, has dissolved the parliament on Tuesday and issued the Writ of Election.

Lee also advised the nomination day to be on June 30, 2020, and the president has agreed, said the press release.

The polling day would be on July 10, said the press release.

On June 30, the candidate (or group of candidates) must be accompanied by a proposer, a seconder and at least four assentors when delivering the Nomination Paper at nine Nomination Places across Singapore.

This could be Singapore's first general election without physical rallies due to the social distancing measures in the wake of COVID-19.

Singapore's last general election took place in September 2015.