Election speculation amidst COVID-19
The Workers’ Party (WP) understands there is a lot of speculation and excitement over when the General Election (GE) would be called due to the release of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) report. In line with past experience, the General Election is usually called very soon after the report’s release.
However, the WP recognises the situation facing Singapore at present is different. There are worries about the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the economy. The Workers’ Party does not want to partake in speculation. We urge the government to take caution and exercise judiciousness in calling for a GE. Whatever decision that is made must be one that is in the the best interests of Singapore, our democracy and the public health of Singaporeans.
When the election is called, the Workers’ Party will be ready and prepared for it – as we have been for the last 4 years. We will take the necessary precautions to run a fair and safe campaign.
WP Media Team
15 March 2020