11 Aug '11, 5am

Only 1 rally per #sgpresident candidate. New Asia Republic takes issue: Presidential contest rules irony #sgelections

Only 1 rally per #sgpresident candidate. New Asia Republic takes issue: Presidential contest rules irony #sgelections

Istana, the Presidential Palace of Singapore Earlier articles have pointed out that the President of Singapore holds substantive power in 5 areas. They are protection of Singapore’s reserves, appointment of key personnel within the civil service, Internal Security Act detentions, investigations by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau and restraining orders connected to the maintenance of religious harmony. The purpose of Presidential election is thus to select a candidate who can best perform his duty in these areas. The issue is how much do we voters know enough of the Presidential candidates to decide which candidate to vote for? With that, there is an irony of the nature of Presidential contest rules as compared with those that govern our General Elections (GE). A candidate contesting a ward for the GE may hold more than one rally at his ward. It is even possible ...

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