Parliament has been dissolved, and Nomination Day has been set for Tuesday, the 1st of September.
The long-anticpated general election was revealed after President Tony Tan issued a Writ of Election today at 4pm.
An estimated 2.46 million eligible voters, up from 2.35 million in 2011, will be voting in this coming general election.
They will be looking to elect 89 MPs into parliament – up from the previous 87.
For the opposition, it looks like Potong Pasir and MacPherson SMCs, and Marine Parade GRC will be headed for a 3-cornered fight.
PM Lee, who will be leading the People’s Action Party (PAP) into battle for the third time as Prime Minister.
He has said on his Facebook page:
“I called this general election to seek your mandate to take Singapore beyond SG50, into its next half century. You will be deciding who will govern Singapore for the next 5 years. More than that, you will be choosing the team to work with you for the next 15-20 years, and setting the direction for Singapore for the next 50 years.”
Here are the areas which will be contested in the coming General Election:
(Pls note, SingFirst will not be contesting in Ang Mo Kio GRC, and indepdent candidate Mr Tan Lam will be contesting in Potong Pasir SMC.)