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What is a Parliamentary Supermajority?

Opposition parties have often stated their goals of challenging the ruling party’s Parliamentary Supermajority. What is a supermajority and why does it matter? CAPE explains in a quick voter education infographic. Here are other examples of Constitutional amendments over the years: In 1979, the Government amended the Constitution by introducing Article 128 which imposes various […]

Singapore’s Pandemic Elections: A Webinar

CAPE and Academia.SG co-organised a voter education webinar – Singapore’s Pandemic Elections: What’s at Stake? – on 21 June 2020 Sunday. Featuring Chong Ja Ian (Harvard-Yenching Institute), Elvin Ong (University of British Columbia, Centre for Southeast Asian Research), Netina Tan (Political Science, McMaster University), Walid Jumblatt (Social Sciences, NTU) and moderated by Haolie from CAPE, the […]

We The Citizens Series

Over May and June 2020, CAPE and the Singapore Policy Journal co-organised a series of webinars exploring structural issues, policy concerns, millennial activism, sacred cows and black swans amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. The well-attended multi-episode series featured academics, activists, journalists, and political leaders. Watch the videos below: Episode 2: Policy & Advocacy in Crisis Episode […]

Migrant Deportability – Charanpal Bal

As debate rages over Singapore’s migrant labour Covid-19 crisis, CAPE delves deep into the theories and research done by our homegrown academics. Such research serves an important role in enlarging our ability to understand social issues while also informing better ways of rethinking and reforming policy. In our first issue of #BigIdeasExplained, CAPE analyses Dr. […]

Should we really be having elections now?

With a proposed Parliamentary bill for special COVID-19 electoral provisions, plentiful hints by the government, and a looming constitutional deadline, it appears that the #GeneralElections may be called soon. Despite concerns of heightened exposure for the period of the COVID-19 crisis, the Prime Minister has cited the need for a strong mandate amidst uncertainty of […]