27 Aug '11, 8pm

PE: Dr Tony Tan elected Singapore's 7th President

PE: Dr Tony Tan elected Singapore's 7th President

SINGAPORE: Dr Tony Tan has been elected Singapore's seventh President, winning by a 0.34 per cent margin, or 7,269 votes. He secured 744,397 or 35.19 per cent of total valid votes, while Dr Tan Cheng Bock received 737,128 or 34.85 per cent of the valid votes. Returning Officer Yam Ah Mee announced the results following a recount early Sunday morning. He had allowed the recount as the difference in votes between the two leading candidates was less than two per cent of the total valid votes cast. Mr Tan Jee Say got 529,732 votes or 25.04 per cent. Mr Tan Kin Lian obtained 103,931 or 4.91 per cent of the votes. This means he will lose his election deposit of S$48,000. Some 2.15 million Singaporeans, or 94.65 per cent of registered electors, cast their votes at 781 polling stations throughout the island on Saturday. Announcing the results, Returning Officer Yam Ah Mee said the...

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