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  • Why Reserved Elections for the EP Make Sense for Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 27, 2016 | Hits: 2737

    A recent survey of over 2,600 Singaporeans by market research agency Blackbox found that only 23 per cent thought it was “absolutely necessary” to improve the elected presidency (EP) system to ensure that minorities are given greater opportunity to become president. Around half (48 per cent) thought it was “good to have” and 29 per…..

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  • [The Angle] When Should the “Reserved Election” Provision Kick in?

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 13, 2016 | Hits: 1897

    The Constitutional Commission set up to review the Elected Presidency has recommended that after five consecutive terms without a president coming from a particular racial group, the next election would be reserved for candidates of that race. Assuming that the government implements the recommendations in full, there is the question of when exactly the first…..

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  • The Constitutional Commission’s Report: Ensuring Greater Clarity in Singapore’s Unique Governance System

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 13, 2016 | Hits: 1827

    Last week, the Government released to the public the recommendations of the Constitutional Commission to review the elected presidency. After six months of deliberation, the Commission, appointed by the Prime Minister on 10 February 2016, has been thorough in its analysis of the issues. It has considered suggestions raised by intellectuals, eminent persons and young…..

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  • [The Angle] Beyond “Safeguards”, Let’s Do More to Foster Accessibility, Unity and Trust

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 09, 2016 | Hits: 1691

    Anyone examining election data from the past four presidential elections in Singapore would notice the absence of ethnic Malay candidates. Since 1993, when the first presidential election was held, nine Chinese and three Indian men have applied to the Elections Committee for certificates of eligibility. We have had three elected Presidents — the late Mr…..

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