When Will Singapore’s Next General Election Be Held? Possibly On A Saturday Next May

May 2 or May 9 2020 are likely polling dates, if historical patterns and the political calendar are anything to go by

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Nomination Day at Fengshan Primary on Sept 01 2015. Photo by Chua Chin Hon

1. OVERVIEW: PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN SINGAPORE 1955–2015

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2. Which Month And Day-of-week Were Most Often Picked For Polling Day?

The past does not predict the future but it often paints a picture of the patterns we’ve fallen into, as the chart below shows:

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Download an interactive version of this chart here
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3. Analysis

There’s nothing to stop Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong from breaking with “tradition” and calling an election on any of those months or day of the week which have not been picked in the past.

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