11 Nov '16, 11am

Do you agree with the changes to the next Presidential Election? Give us #yourtake!

The long drawn-out presidency war in America is now over. Unfortunately, Singapore's own presidency woes may have only just begun. Following recent discussions about race in politics , the decision to hold a reserved Presidential Election for Malay candidates in Singapore has been finalised. However, it seems like Singaporeans are having mixed feelings about this radical change. What's going on? On Nov 8, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the next Presidential Election, due next year, will be reserved for Malay candidates. In the reviewed Elected Presidency, if there are no candidates from a particular race inducted into presidency for five continuous terms, the next term will be reserved for that community. A reserved election is implemented to give members of the minority races an opportunity to be elected president every few years. However, the change had ma...

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