Comments on K Kesavapany “Reflections on the Singapore general election”, May 12th, 2011, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/05/12/reflections-on-the-singapore-general-election/
I have difficulties in understanding the Singaporean election system: "The People’s Action Party (PAP) was returned to power with a credible 60.1 per cent of the vote in a promise of economic growth and political stability in the next five years. With 81 out of the 87 seats in Parliament, the Government will enjoy a strong electoral mandate on which to plan and pursue policies decisively for the long term."
How do 60.1% of the vote translate to 81 out of the 87 seats in Parliament?
81 of out of 87 means more than 90%, doesn't it?
The system must have some rather interesting features of some sort of biases to produce these results. Or the election was distributed in a way that channelled the results to favouring the PAP.