Singapore Chronicles is a series launched in conjunction with the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore, by providing analysis as well as historical accounts on a variety of uniquely Singaporean topics.
'Singapore Chronicles - Opposition' traces the eventful history of Singapore’s opposition parties from post-World War II days to the present. In the 2015 General Election, which coincided with the 50th year of Singapore’s Independence, six seats went to the opposition. This formed just about 7 per cent of all elected seats, but still represented a remarkable achievement after the whittled-down opposition presence in Parliament from 1965 to 2011. This book tells the story of these parties, which is one filled with personalities, setbacks and ideals. It also examines the opposition movement’s challenges and prospects – in particular, its potential growth trajectories and the shape of Singapore’s political system in the future.
AUTHORS: Zuraidah IBRAHMIN
196 mm x 129 mm
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