01 Nov '11, 2am

Singaporeans remain confused on role of President: IPS survey

Singaporeans remain confused on role of President: IPS survey

Singaporeans still have a long way to go in understanding the official interpretation of the role of the Elected President, a new survey by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) has found. Former president S R Nathan (left) greeting then-president elect Dr Tony Tan during a farewell reception hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Aug 31, 2011. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG By Cai Haoxiang Singaporeans still have a long way to go in understanding the official interpretation of the role of the Elected President, a new survey by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) has found. Some 2,000 Singaporeans of voting age were read 11 statements designed to test their understanding of the constitutional role of the President - and scored just an average of 5.4 points out of 11. Most of them recognised that the President represents Singapore abroad, is the head of sta...

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