How the PAP plans to fix its legitimacy problem

In Political governance on 27/07/2020 at 11:11 am

I pointed out yesterday

that 4G leaders failed their legitimacy test: Why PAP aiming for 65% of the popular vote. (Btw, written in 2018: Why even with 4G donkeys, PAP will retain power.)

Better still for S’poreans, based on what PM, Lawrence Wong and Shanmugan said the PAP is very aware that their legitimacy is waning.

Legitimacy problem for the PAP as 9% of voters get smarter

But the bad, sad news is how they are trying to fix the legtimacy problem. Instead of listening to Tharman

And we must be a more tolerant democracy, with greater space for divergent views, and a more active civil society, without the public discourse becoming divisive or unsettling the majority.It will be good for Singapore if we evolve in these three ways. They will each help ensure stability in our democracy in the years to come. And they will tap on the energies and ideas of a younger generation of Singaporeans and their desire to be involved in public affairs.

Part of FB post

, the PAP are trying to shift the goal posts, lowering the high water mark of success: now only aiming for 65% of the popular vote as their high water mark of popularity and success, not -70%+ mark of the past.

Trying to dumb down the voters?

But going by the last GE, 9% of S’poreans are that not stupid. They’ll keep giving the PAP 60-61% in the next GE, no matter what goodies come their way.

So how will the PAP react? They make 55%, the high water mark, two GEs from this one.

And they’ll need to because 2029 is a dangerous for year: Why 30-year old HDB flats difficult to sell/ Why PAP rule will end in 2029.

No wonder, Mr otter is confused by the PAP’s comments just as he’s confused by the stock market collapse and the run on supermarket goods earlier this yr.

Btw, I’ll be talking about the HDB issue soon.

  1. when the next local ge comes around in ’24, would mahathir bin mohamad be alive ?

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