27 Aug '11, 9pm

Singapore narrowly elects Tony Tan as president - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Singapore narrowly elects Tony Tan as president - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

SINGAPORE (AP) — Former Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan won a narrow victory to become the country's seventh president, officials said Sunday, a sign that the popularity of the Southeast Asian city-state's ruling party is eroding. The 71-year-old Tan received 35 percent of about 2.1 million votes in Saturday's election, edging former member of parliament Tan Cheng Bock by just 7,269 ballots, Elections Department chief Yam Ah Mee said early Sunday. Tan Jee Say earned 25 percent of the vote, while Tan Kin Lian got 5 percent. The announcement of the results was delayed by a few hours as election officials recounted the votes because of the tight contest between the top two candidates. The election was Singapore's first contested vote for president — mainly a ceremonial position in the country's parliamentary government — since 1993. "I plan to work my utmost for Sing...

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