Сингапур: Мифическое Чудо

Правящая Партия Народного Действия (ПНД) одержала победу на прошедших 3-го ноября всеобщих выборах в Сингапуре. И неудивительно: жесткий контроль над средствами массовой информации, ограничения на свободу объединений и другие основные свободы, а также творческий подход к перераспределению избирательных участков в интересах своих кандидатов оставили ПНД мало поводов для беспокойства, так как Сингапур фактически является однопартийным государством. Тем не менее, незадолго до выборов правительство ПНД запустило программу «возвращения» общественных фондов в размере 2.7 миллионов долларов США для привлечения на свою сторону избирателей, ставших свидетелями того, как экономическое «чудо» Сингапура потеряло в последнее время большую часть своего первоначального блеска.
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