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Coronavirus and inequality threaten to unsettle Singapore election

Opposition will try to capitalize on People's Action Party's poor COVID-19 response

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Lee Hsien Yang, the younger brother of Lee Hsien Loong and the opposition Progress Singapore Party's most prominent new member, speaks during a walkabout on June 24.   © Getty Images

Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh is the author of "Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore." He is currently working on a book about China and India.

"Elections lai liao," the elections are coming, buzzed Singapore's chat groups last week, hours before Lee Hsien Loong, prime minister and leader of the ruling People's Action Party, announced the July 10 polling date.

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