4 / 89 contested
0 / 4 won
Votes in contested seats
The People’s Power Party (PPP) was founded in 2015. The party’s current leader is Goh Meng Seng. Goh has stated that the PPP’s two core principles this election are 1) that every Singaporean has a choice to vote for different parties, and 2) to avoid three-cornered fights. In GE2020, the party is campaigning for “a strong government” that does not act as a “rubber stamp” for the ruling party.
The PPP is a democratic socialist party, and adopts the ideology of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, the founding father of the Republic of China; this comprises the Three Principles of the People: Nationalism, Democracy, and the Welfare of the People.
Dr. Sun also espoused the formation of a government with five branches: legislative, executive, judicial, examination, and control. The first three are well known in traditional democratic systems. The examination branch serves to review the qualifications of politicians and civil servants, while the control branch acts as a government ombudsman, similar to an attorney-general.
The PPP, therefore, advocates for greater checks and balances within government. In 2015, the party supported the introduction of a minimum wage in Singapore.
WP, SPP release manifestos, both include electoral reforms. Pro-PAP Facebook page taken down for “inauthentic” behaviour. MPs and veteran opposition figures announce retirement.
Lee Hsien Yang joins PSP. West Coast three-corner fight avoided. Parties begin announcing candidates and constituencies.