Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Xiang Long said on Tuesday that he had advised the country’s president to dissolve parliament, a move that would pave the way for general elections in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak.
The ruling People’s Action Party ruled the city-state of Southeast Asia from 1959 until the country’s independence in 1965. In the previous elections in 2015, the party won 83 out of 89 disputed seats.
It is expected that the number of seats in parliament challenged in the upcoming elections will increase to 93, as recommended by the Border Review Committee.
In recent weeks, assumptions about the upcoming general election began to appear, as at the beginning of this month a country in Southeast Asia began to lift restrictions imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus. Last week, Singapore eased most of the measures of partial blocking, which allowed the resumption of almost all economic activity.
Singapore was the most affected Asian country from an outbreak of coronavirus. On Tuesday, the country’s Ministry of Health tentatively confirmed 119 new cases of coronavirus, which since the outbreak reached 42,432.
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