12 Sep '17, 2am

How Singapore elected a president without a vote

"The only beneficiaries from this reserved presidential election are Halimah Yacob and her team, as well as Singapore's opposition, which now has a new line of attack against the PAP (People's Action Party). The rest of Singapore has suffered," Sudhir Vadaketh, a Singapore author and commentator, told CNN. Halimah is loyal member of the PAP, which dominates Singaporean government. "All Singaporeans are unhappy that meritocracy and electoral fairness, core Singaporean values, have been eroded to fulfill perceived political goals." Halimah Yacob upon her arrival at the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh on May 7, 2015. Racial politics In this election, for the first time, candidates to become Singapore's president could only come from one racial group: Malays. It's a radical policy that would likely prove divisive elsewhere but it's one the Southeast Asian nation said ...

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How Singapore elected a president without a vote

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