After the 2011 and 2013 elections where the ruling PAP was downed by a GRC and one further SMC, it introduced several changes. Some examples were, permitting opposition Members of Parliament to build offices at special rates, allowing independent temple organisers to invite MPs to events held at grassroots venues, policy tweaks to lower housing and transport prices, cutting salaries of its ministers and initiating "National Conversation".

The predominant opposition party represented in Parliament, WP faces the challenge to perform well at both Parliamentary and constituency levels. Given the circumstances, its chasm with the other opposition is expected to widen.

The only other opposition party with Parliamentary presence, SPP took a small beating with an exodus of mass resignations, with the breakaway group reviving the dormant DPP. The opposition party fielding the most candidates in the previous General Election, NSP is now driven primarily by the former RP nucleus.

The SDP, which earned the largest improved swing, appears to have kept civil disobedience actions in the backburner as it did a period of time before the previous GE. The future of RP and SDA, both losing their deposits in the 2013 by-election, is uncertain. Will any more new parties come into the fray?

Given the vibrant political climate today, there is likely to be a full contest and unlikely for any walkovers, which will be the first in 53 years if it happens.

12th Parliament dissolution:
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Nomination day:
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Cooling-off day:
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Polling day:
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Overseas vote-counting:
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13th Parliament convention:
  -- ----- 2016, -day

Parliament seats:
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Walkover electorate:
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Voter turnout:
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Election deposit:
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