Watch It Swing…

13 09 2015

So, the most widely contested general elections have recently concluded and to some extent, I found the result to be surprising. Anyway, let’s start off with the official results.

Overall, PAP got 69.68%, a result that’s really good in this century.

Region Party My Guess Official Sample Count Actual
Bukit Batok SMC PAP
SDP
Independent
58.1%
39.5%
2.4%
74%
26%
0%
72.99%
26.40%
0.60%
Bukit Panjang SMC PAP
SDP
67.4%
32.6%
69%
31%
68.38%
31.62%
Fengshan SMC PAP
WP
52.1%
47.9%
57%
43%
57.52%
42.48%
Hong Kah North SMC PAP
SPP
68.1%
31.9%
74%
26%
74.76%
25.24%
Hougang SMC WP
PAP
61.2%
38.8%
58%
42%
57.69%
42.31%
MacPherson SMC PAP
WP
NSP
55.2%
32.1%
13.7%
63%
36%
1%
65.58%
33.60%
0.82%
Mountbatten SMC PAP
NSP
60.8%
39.2%
72%
28%
71.84%
28.16%
Pioneer SMC PAP
NSP
62.1%
37.9%
78%
22%
76.34%
23.66%
Potong Pasir SMC PAP
SPP
51.8%
48.2%
68%
32%
66.41%
33.59%
Punggol East SMC WP
PAP
55.3%
44.7%
49%
51%
48.24%
51.76%
Radin Mas SMC PAP
RP
Independent
63.2%
34.3%
2.5%
77%
14%
9%
77.25%
12.71%
10.04%
Sengkang West SMC PAP
WP
51.1%
48.9%
63%
37%
62.11%
37.89%
Yuhua SMC PAP
SDP
62.2%
37.8%
72%
28%
73.54%
26.46%
Choa Chu Kang GRC PAP
PPP
58.9%
41.1%
76%
24%
76.89%
23.11%
East Coast GRC PAP
WP
48.0%
52.0%
61%
39%
60.73%
39.27%
Holland Bukit Timah GRC PAP
SDP
58.7%
41.3%
66%
34%
66.62%
33.38%
Jalan Besar GRC PAP
WP
56.3%
43.7%
67%
33%
67.73%
32.27%
Marsiling Yew Tee GRC PAP
SDP
54.4%
45.6%
69%
31%
68.73%
31.27%
West Coast GRC PAP
RP
60.1%
39.9%
78%
22%
78.57%
21.43%
Aljunied GRC WP
PAP
61.3%
38.7%
52%
48%
50.95%
49.05%
Bishan Toa Payoh GRC PAP
SPP
53.1%
46.9%
74%
26%
73.59%
26.41%
Jurong GRC PAP
SingFirst
67.8%
32.2%
78%
22%
79.28%
20.72%
Marine Parade GRC PAP
WP
55.1%
44.9%
65%
35%
64.07%
35.93%
Nee Soon GRC PAP
WP
57.4%
42.6%
67%
33%
66.83%
33.17%
Sembawang GRC PAP
NSP
62.1%
37.9%
72%
28%
72.28%
27.72%
Tampines GRC PAP
NSP
60.8%
39.2%
72%
28%
72.06%
27.94%
Tanjong Pagar GRC PAP
SingFirst
63.1%
36.9%
78%
22%
77.71%
22.29%
Ang Mo Kio GRC PAP
RP
70.2%
29.8%
78%
22%
78.63%
21.37%
Pasir Ris Punggol GRC PAP
SDA
55.5%
44.5%
73%
27%
72.89%
27.11%

The general trend is that the winning party has managed to get quite a good improvement in vote percentage across the board in general. If that’s an indication that they are truly doing the right things, the things that people agree that it is making their lives head in a direction they would like, then I think it is a win for Singaporeans. After all, it is the people who matter the most in a country like this, since it is our only viable ‘natural resource’.

But this so called ‘swing’ also means that whoever (even if there’s a change of power someday) leads the nation has to be really careful and take very concerted efforts in the policies they make, the things they say and do as a fluctuation in voting trend can happen anytime if the people collectively feel that something needs to be changed. Here’s to hoping that the next term will be something good for everyone, no matter which political camp you are on.

p.s. I’m really impressed with the sample count’s accuracy. And yes, my predictions are off! =D

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