Electoral Boundaries Review Committee still deliberating: Chan Chun Sing

Elections Department Singapore (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)

SINGAPORE – The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) has not completed its deliberations, Chan Chun Sing, the Minister for Trade and Industry, said on Monday (6 January).

He said this, on behalf of the Prime Minister, in a written reply to a parliamentary question by Workers' Party chief and Aljunied GRC MP Pritam Singh.

"When the EBRC has completed its work, the report will be presented to this House and released to the public," said Chan.

The committee, appointed by the Prime Minister and chaired by his secretary, was convened in August last year.

There is no fixed timeframe for the EBRC report to be submitted, with past reports having taken between two and seven months.

Once the EBRC report is released, Parliament will be dissolved by the President upon the advice of the PM. She will then direct the Returning Officer to issue a Writ of Election.

The shortest period between the report’s release and the dissolution of Parliament has been one day, which occured ahead of the 2001 General Election. 

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