SINGAPORE (APP) – Singaporeans will go to the ballot box on September 11 to elect 89 members of parliament in 29 constituencies.
Polling day was announced after President Tony Tan Keng Yam, on the advice of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, dissolved Singapore’s 12th Parliament on Tuesday (Aug 25).
Acting on the Prime Minister’s advice, the President also issued a writ of election. The writ specifies that nomination day is on Sep 1.
“I call this General Election to seek your mandate to take Singapore beyond SG50 into its next half century,” wrote Prime Minister Lee on Facebook, shortly after the Writ was issued.
“You will be deciding who will govern Singapore for the next 5 years. More than that, you will be choosing the team to work with you for the next 15-20 years, and setting the direction for Singapore for the next 50 years.”