The Singapore Prime minister Hsien Loong has acknowledged that his party has no other choice but to change its style of leadership after its worst political outing since independence in 1965. The power has returned into power with the narrowest majority in its political history. The prime minister responded by saying that the party will reconsider its style of governance.
Singapore has almost operated as single party state with the People’s Action Party always having almost all the seats in the country’s parliament. The recent election has opened the door for opposition in the country’s parliament. The ruling party sees the outcome of the election which was conducted last Saturday as call by the citizens for a change in the country’s leadership style. It is expected that one would continue to see the opening up of the door for the opposition with the outcome of the last election.
The PAP has been in power since the independence of the country in 1965. Until recently the country’s parliament is not used to opposition. The largest opposition member of parliament has never been more than 2 seats. The recent election has shown that the opposition party has won up to 40 percents of the seats in the parliament.