29 Jun '17, 10am

[Mothership] We will know whether Tan Cheng Bock can run for President next week

If you recall, 2011 presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock is on a quest to stand for this year’s presidential election. He first announced that his intention to stand in May last year, until it was revealed to the public in September that new restrictions recommended by a constitutional committee , and accepted by the government , would prevent him from automatically qualifying . That option has been closed to him, however, as the Attorney-General (AG) told Singapore’s government that he defines our first Elected President as the late Wee Kim Wee — the first to exercise that power. Here’s the relevant portion from PM Lee’s speech: “We have taken the Attorney-General’s advice – We will start counting from the first President who exercised the powers of the Elected President, i.e. Mr Wee Kim Wee – That means we are now in the fifth term of the Elected Presidency – We will al...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/06/we-will-know-whether-tan-che...

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