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Early Election Buzz: Will the PAP Go to the Polls in 2019?

In an interview in November, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong raised the likelihood of an early general election in 2019. “It’s always possible,” said PM Lee.

We polled Singaporeans in November on this possibility and found that nearly 3-in-4 (74%) think an early election in 2019 is likely, while 75% are supportive of an early poll.

In another interview, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that the 4G ministers will launch a series of discussions with Singaporeans for feedback on the fundamental issues to be addressed after Budget 2019.

Our monthly YouKnowAnot findings since June show that 57% of Singaporeans say the cost of living is the most important issue to them. Jobs and unemployment (21%) is the second-most important issue, followed by housing affordability (14%).