Characters were assassinated, policies were debated and mud was slung over the past 10 days as we geared up to head to the polls yesterday. When the dust settled and the ballots totalled, the PAP took close to 70 per cent of the votes – up from 60.1 per cent the previous general elections – and 83 of the 89 seats contested. The WP took the remaining six seats.
GE2015 also marks the first time in three decades that neither veteran opposition figures Chiam See Tong nor his wife Lina Chiam will be in Parliament.
While General Elections tend to be sombre affairs, there were a few funny and light-hearted moments. We’ve rounded up some of the best social media postings showcasing the lighter side of Singaporeans and the GE2015 results.
Satirical illustration by A Good Citizen, depicting PAP’s win at East Coast GRC.
Dear #PAP candidates, please remember the lowest % score win tonight will have a great chance to be our next Transport Minister. #GE2015
— Fake PM Lee (@Fake_PMLee) September 11, 2015
Cover photo from Lee Hsien Loong’s Facebook page