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Court challenge: Constitution says that PM must call for by-election when seat is vacated

19 January 2018

Singapore Democrats

“Whenever the seat of a Member, not being a non-constituency Member, has become vacant for any reason other than a dissolution of Parliament, the vacancy shall be filled by election...” (emphasis added)

This is Article 49(1) of the Singapore Constitution which forms the basis of Dr Wong Souk Yee's argument in her application for a mandatory court order to compel t ... Read more »