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Secondary 2 History-The 1995 Election

1. The 1995Election 2. ã This was an exciting and interesting electionbecause there were 79 candidates who arechallenging for the 25 seats in the…
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  • 1. The 1995Election
  • 2. • This was an exciting and interesting electionbecause there were 79 candidates who arechallenging for the 25 seats in the LegislativeAssembly.• 2 new political party were formed , thePeople’s Action Party and the Labor Front
  • 3. Singapore Progressive Party• The Singapore Progressive Party was formedin 1947• Lead by Tan Chye Cheng, John Laycock andNazir Ahmad Mallal• They got their support from the English-speaking upper class professionals.• They also support gradual self-government• They won 4 seats in the election
  • 4. People’s Action Party• The People’s Action Party was formed inNovember 1954.• The founder was Lee Kuan Yew, Goh KengSwee, Toh Chin Chye, S.Rajaratnam andK.M.Bryne• They aimed to win the support from theworkers, the trade unions and the Chineseschool students• They also aimed for immediate independence
  • 5. Labor Front• The Labor Front was formed in July 1954.• It was lead by David Marshall, Lim Yew Hockand Francis Thomas.• This group mostly consisted low-incomepeople and English-educated trade unionleader• They aim to get immediate independence• They also want to support more equality forthe Singaporeans in the civil service
  • 6. • The 1955 election gained more interest fromthe local people than the previous onebecause it promised a greater grade of self-government• There is also an increase in the amount ofPolitical Party. This made the people have abetter choice of voting• There is also an increase in the number ofvoters eligible in the voting
  • 7. • The political Parties emphasis on anti-colonialism to get more interest in the publicin the 1955 election. Each of the party alsoincrease their supporters by organizingrallies, distributing newspaper and pamphlets,making house-to-house visit and by holdingpublic speeches
  • 8. Results of the 1955 election• There were 160000 voters voting for theelection.• The biggest winner is the Labor Front,winning 10 out of 25 seats. This caused DavidMarshall to be the Singapore’s first ChiefMinister. This was because most of theSingaporeans were amazed by the strong anti-colonial view and David Marshall was acaptivating leader
  • 9. • The People’s Action Party won 3 out of 25seats, they are Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chew Chaand Lim Chin Siong• The British government was unexpected to seethe results of the election as they expectedthat the Singapore Progressive Party wouldwin. This served an implication to the Britishgovernment that the local people voted for thepolitical Parties that hold strong opposition tothe British
  • 10. • Most of the Chinese working-class hadexpressed out a big discontentment with theBritish rule. This made them vote for thosenot pro-British and traditional
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