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Singapore weighs early election after coronavirus 'circuit breaker'

Opposition decries unclear rules for safe campaigning amid pandemic

SINGAPORE -- Singapore on Tuesday emerged from its coronavirus shutdown and turned its attention to the timing of the next general election, as politicians and pundits drop hints that polls are near.

After about two months of "circuit breaker" restrictions -- with some easing along the way -- the city-state has moved into a phased reopening period, allowing schools and many businesses to resume. This is fueling speculation that the government will soon call the election, which must be held sometime before April 2021.

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