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Times, April 1, 1955
Excerpt from report
has a severe case of "election
fever", a Straits Times survey showed
yesterday. In offices, buses, shops, bars,
cafes and in the street, the main topic of
conversation is the election.
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from a Straits Times reader.
question is not: "Are you going to vote?"
but "Which party are you voting for?"
women were not as willing as the men to speak
about their election feelings.
are the views of a few of those successfully
I heard one of
Mr Marshall's election speeches but, although
I thought it quite a good speech, I shall
vote for the Progressives because I am voting
for a party, not a man.
- Miss Katie
Seah, of Cairnhill
There are three
candidates in my division. I know something
about their policies, but it is very hard to
decide how to vote. I am going to vote for
the same party as my husband.
- Mrs Lee
Cheok, a housewife of Bencoolen Street
Most people want to
see a real people's party in
power which will try to help the
poor people. In these elections, I
think the main issue is not what the
rich people want, but what the
poor people need.
- Miss Felicia
assistant instructress at a
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