27 Aug '11, 9pm

(TODAY) Disappointed, but Tan Kin Lian will continue to be 'voice of the people'

SINGAPORE - Less than two hours after the counting of the votes got underway, Presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian, 63, already knew his chance of becoming the Republic's next President was all but gone. At 10.15pm, after visiting a third counting centre at Anderson Primary School, he conceded defeat. The former NTUC Income Chief Executive Officer, who started his career in 1966 in the actuarial department of a life insurance company, said: "I'm a statistician, so I know from those analyses that I will lose this election." Mr Tan, who had campaigned on the platform of being the "voice of the people", garnered XX per cent of votes - which means he will forfeit his S$48,000 deposit. A candidate must have more than 12.5 per cent of the votes to get his deposit back. Later, speaking to reporters at a supporter's house, Mr Tan said he was somewhat disappointed, but he believed t...

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