One particular fact has stood out in the aftermath of this GE2020.
The Workers' Party secured 50.49 per cent of total votes in the six constituencies it contested in against the PAP.
This means that more people voted for the WP than the PAP collectively in the straight fights between the two sides.
In total, WP contested in four GRCs and two SMCs.
Out of the 553,118 valid votes cast, 279,245 went to the WP.
WP: 60,136 (52.13%)
PAP: 55,214 (47.87%)
Number of Electors: 120,100
WP: 85,603 (59.93%)
PAP: 57,244 (40.07%)
Number of Electors: 150,821
East Coast GRC
PAP: 61,009 (53.41%)
WP: 53,228 (46.59%)
Number of Electors: 121,644
Marine Parade GRC
PAP: 74,993 (57.76%)
WP: 54,850 (42.24%)
Number of Electors: 139,622
WP Dennis Tan: 15,416 (61.19%)
PAP Lee Hong Chuang: 9,776 (38.81%)
Number of Electors: 26,432
Punggol West SMC
PAP Sun Xueling: 15,637 (60.97%)
WP Tan Chen Chen: 10,012 (39.03%)
Number of Electors: 26,587
How to analyse this result?
There are a total of 31 constituencies and 93 seats in Parliament.
Altogether, WP contested 21 seats.
Even if WP won all of them, the PAP would likely still have the supermajority in Parliament.
And it does not mean that Workers' Party can do just as well if it simply contested more seats.
The tendency is for the vote share to decline if WP fielded more candidates in more constituencies, such as during GE2015.
If voters feel, for example, that PAP's majority might be threatened, they might swing back to the ruling party.
However, GE2020 has shown that the WP brand recognition is strong.
It fielded a relatively new team in Marine Parade and managed to snag 42.24 per cent of votes.
WP's decent showing in GRCs was also replicated by Progress Singapore Party and Singapore Democratic Party in SMCs.
The one-on-one close fights were seen in Marymount SMC, Bukit Batok SMC and Bukit Panjang SMC.
This election has elevated the WP to solid opposition status, which indicates that Singaporeans might have taken to heart the WP message of not giving the PAP a blank cheque.
Workers' Party brand premium
WP's brand premium is a real phenomenon.
Going by numbers alone, WP commands close to a 10 percentage points higher vote share than the next best-performing opposition party, the Progress Singapore Party.
Progress Singapore Party (PSP): 40.85 per cent
Singapore Democratic Party (SDP): 37.04 per cent
Singapore People's Party (SPP): 33.83 per cent
National Solidarity Party (NSP): 33.15 per cent
People's Power Party (PPP): 28.26 per cent
Reform Party (RP): 27.84 per cent
Red Dot United (RDU): 25.38 per cent
Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA): 23.67 per cent
People's Voice (PV): 21.26 per cent
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