SINGAPORE: There will be more electoral divisions and no six-member Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) in the coming election, according to the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee’s (EBRC) report released on Friday (Mar 13).
The committee recommended the adoption of 31 electoral divisions, up from 29, with a total of 93 seats in Parliament, four more than the 89 in the House currently.
A new Sengkang GRC has been created with four seats, bringing the number of GRCs to 17, up from the current 16.
There will be 14 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs), one more than the current 13.
The Government has accepted the committee’s recommendations and will implement them in the next election.
This means that the next GE, which must be held by early April 2021, is likely to be called soon.