The FirstElection in 1948
• This first election is a signal towardsdemocracy.• It let the local people to elect their localrepresentatives in the Le...
• 6 of the non-officials in the LegislativeCouncil were elected by the people.• The Singapore Progressive Party was theonl...
• However, the election was a low-key eventbecause the response received by thepeople was poor. Out of 940000 people inthe...
• The Singapore Progressive Party helpfight for equal treatment for the local andthe European civil servants• It also prop...
• The government also restricted the votingto those born in Singapore; many peopleare not born in Singapore so they are no...
• The Singapore Progressive Party wasmotivated to be pro-British and believed inongoing self-government• The Singapore Pro...
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Secondary 2 History-The First Election In 1948

  1. 1. The FirstElection in 1948
  2. 2. • This first election is a signal towardsdemocracy.• It let the local people to elect their localrepresentatives in the Legislative Councilfor the first time• The Legislative Council consist of 13 non-officials and 9 officials• The governor nominated the officials
  3. 3. • 6 of the non-officials in the LegislativeCouncil were elected by the people.• The Singapore Progressive Party was theonly political Party to take part in theelection. In the end, out of 6, 3 won theseats in the Legislative Council. TheIndependent candidates won theremaining 3 seats
  4. 4. • However, the election was a low-key eventbecause the response received by thepeople was poor. Out of 940000 people inthe population, only 13800 voted• In the Legislative Council, the SingaporeProgressive Party is working closely withthe British government
  5. 5. • The Singapore Progressive Party helpfight for equal treatment for the local andthe European civil servants• It also proposed a financial securityscheme which will benefit retired worker• The response given by the people waspoor because the voting was optional
  6. 6. • The government also restricted the votingto those born in Singapore; many peopleare not born in Singapore so they are notqualified to vote• The Singapore Progressive Party was notpopular with the Chinese-educatedcommunity because the party was madeup of English-educated community and notthe Chinese
  7. 7. • The Singapore Progressive Party wasmotivated to be pro-British and believed inongoing self-government• The Singapore Progressive Party did notsucessfully pressurized the Britishgovernment for changes

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