07 Jun '11, 1pm

[CNA] President Nathan running for 3rd term?

[CNA] President Nathan running for 3rd term?

MAURITIUS: Singapore's President S R Nathan says he has not decided if he will run for a third term in office, adding that age is a factor. President Nathan, 87, was speaking to Singapore media at the end of his state visit to Mauritius on Tuesday. Three potential candidates have stepped forward for the upcoming Presidential Election. One of them, Mr Tan Kin Lian, has outlined proposals to clarify the role of the Presidency. Mr Nathan declined to comment, saying it is not fair to do so. But he said one has to remember that the scope of the Elected President is defined by the Constitution, and its function is very different from that of an executive arm of government. Mr Nathan said: "It is not fair for me to make comment on what it should be for those who aspire to it. I should let them think of what they want to do, and to face the realities as they come into office." He ...

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