27 May '11, 11pm

[SINGAPORE] Tan Cheng Bock keen to run for President

UNDER the Singapore Constitution, a candidate for the post of Elected President must be a Singapore citizen who is at least 45 years old. The candidate must also: qualify to be a Member of Parliament, which means, among other things, not having been jailed for a year or fined $2,000 or more in the past five years; satisfy the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) that he is a person of integrity, good character and reputation; not belong to a political party. A candidate must have served for not less than three years as: a minister, Chief Justice, Speaker, Attorney-General, chairman of the Public Service Commission, Auditor-General, Accountant-General or permanent secretary; chairman or chief executive officer of a statutory board; chairman of the board of directors or chief executive officer of a company incorporated or registered under the Companies Act with a paid-up c...

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