08 Jun '11, 1am

President SR Nathan says he hasn't decided whether or not to seek a third term

President SR Nathan says he hasn't decided whether or not to seek a third term

President S R Nathan has not decided if he will seek a third term as President, he said yesterday, but added that one factor in his decision would be his age. He turns 87 next month. -- ST FILE PHOTO REDUIT (Mauritius) - PRESIDENT SR Nathan said yesterday he has not decided if he will be seeking a third term in the coming presidential election, due by Aug 31. But in a possible hint of the direction in which his decision might go, he said that one factor in his calculations is his age. Mr Nathan turns 87 next month. He said: 'I have got another 11/2 months to decide. I am at the moment preoccupied with my work. 'I have to think of my age. People say, 'This old man, why the hell is he still there, wanting to do it?' Some others think I am doing nothing, so it is a waste of time for them to think of me. 'But all this noise will always be there in the world. You have a sense o...

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