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Singapore poised for election amid slowing economy

Government forms committee to review electoral borders

Some political experts say it is too early to gauge the public's overall sentiments towards the way the Singapore government has tackled the coronavirus outbreak.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The Singapore government announced on Wednesday the formation of a committee tasked with drawing up boundaries to set electoral wards, fueling speculation that the city-state is gearing up for a snap poll that will dissolve the current government set to rule until early 2021.

If early elections take place, they will be held under a cloud of economic uncertainty. The nation recently downgraded its growth forecast to between 0% and 1% for 2019, down from 1.5% to 2.5% earlier in the year.

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