SingaporeMarch 2012 | Ratings Update
Participants in a recent political forum widely agreed that the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has taken a more consultative approach to governing since it received its lowest share of the vote in the country's history in 2011's general elections. However, opposition members maintain that, while some changes have been seen, they have not been enough. The PAP has maintained a parliamentary majority since the city-state's independence in 1965, but opposition parties have gained considerable momentum in recent years as hot-button issues such as immigration and economic policy have led to greater debate among the electorate.
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