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PE 2023 and brewing questions over the elected presidency system

Voters have indicated by a decisive margin that Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam should be Singapore’s ninth president.

At his post-election doorstop interview after the sample count was published by the Elections Department (ELD), Mr Tharman said the result is “another milestone in the process of evolution” in our nation. A non-Chinese is the choice of 70.4 per cent of electors from a multiracial slate of candidates.

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