The two and a half hours of the first presidential candidate debate took place on December 27th. Given that polling shows Eric Chu and James Soong lag far behind Tsai Ing-wen, good faith and a miracle would be needed to assume the debate would turn the tables at all. So, unsurprisingly, this debate was largely empty talk.
On September 11, 2015, Singapore will hold its first election after the death of Lee Kuan Yew. We will see as to how use of the memory of Lee Kuan Yew may help the PAP secure its foothold for at least another five years.