Singapore Votes 2020 – The Political Debate

Singapore, 1 July 2020 – Mediacorp will broadcast two “live” General Elections 2020 political debates in English and Mandarin on Channel 5 and Channel 8 respectively this evening. 

Mediacorp has invited the four political parties fielding the most number of candidates at the General Election – the People’s Action Party (PAP), Progress Singapore Party (PSP), Workers’ Party (WP) and Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) – to send a candidate to each of the debates. 

Entitled “Singapore Votes 2020 – The Political Debate”, the one-hour long “live” programmes will comprise two segments. 

In the first segment, a moderator will ask the four candidates a series of questions on topics including unemployment, helping businesses and social mobility.  

In the second segment, candidates will get to ask questions of other candidates in a structured sequence as well as answer questions posed to them by other candidates. 

The English debate will be aired  “live” on Channel 5 at 8pm, with a simulcast on CNA938 radio and livestreams on meWatch,, CNA YouTube and CNA Facebook as well as a delayed telecast the same night on CNA at 9pm. The Mandarin debate will be aired “live” on Channel 8 at 9pm, with a simulcast on CAPITAL 958 and livestreams on meWatch and 

This debate is part of Mediacorp’s comprehensive coverage of General Election 2020 in all four languages across all its platforms. Details can be found in the previous release issued here

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Winston Chong
Communications Specialist

About Mediacorp

Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and national media network, operating six TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including CNA, Singapore's most used news app, and meWATCH, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 98% of Singaporeans in four languages weekly and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA as well as entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.

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