Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/SINGAPORE – General elections, among Covid-19 and the migrant crisis
Singapore – The ballot boxes to elect parliamentarians of the 14th legislature since the “Lion City” has been an independent state begins today, July 10, in Singapore. With a unicameral parliamentary system, eleven parties in Singapore run for the 93 seats at stake in the Chamber, attributed with the “first past the post” system, a mechanism that favors those who take the highest number of votes in the circumscriptions. There are 192 candidates and you must be 21 years of age to vote. The members of the lists are 2.65 million citizens, out of almost 6 million inhabitants of a highly multi-ethnic society.