Yawning Bread Photo Essay - May 2006

Rally at Hougang field





On Monday night (1 May 2006), the People's Action Party (PAP) held their election rally for Hougang and Aljunied constituencies in the centre of Hougang town.

They used the same field and stage as the Workers' Party's rally the night before.

For decades now, it's been a known fact that rallies by opposition parties always attract bigger crowds than the PAP's, but the PAP still wins at the polls. Turnout is no indicator of voting intention.

To begin with, most people have a very clear idea what the PAP stands for; they really don't need to attend a rally to find out. In addition, the PAP has the resources to get their message out in other ways.... 




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