28 Aug '11, 12am

PE: Dr Tony Tan pledges to be President for all Singaporeans

PE: Dr Tony Tan pledges to be President for all Singaporeans

SINGAPORE: Singapore's President-elect Dr Tony Tan says he will be a President for all Singaporeans, and not just for those who voted for him. He said the work begins straight away and he pledged to unify Singaporeans. It was a sweet victory for Dr Tony Tan, capping off what he described as a "strenuous campaign". As Polling Day stretched into the wee hours of Sunday morning, Dr Tan shuttled between the Elections Department and Toa Payoh stadium to await the results. Dr Tan said he was glad Singaporeans were receptive to his message. "I'm very happy to be given this opportunity again to serve Singapore and Singaporeans once again, this time as their President," he said. Loyal supporters, who had camped out at Toa Payoh stadium, said the results were worth their wait. One supporter said: "We are very proud to support a President who is good for Singapore. This is a job only...

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