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The gates of the Presidential Palace are open. So the verdict is out. Dr Tony Tan will be contesting the 2011 Presidential elections. Tony arrived yesterday together with his wife at the Elections Department to pick up the forms for the Certificate of Eligibility to contest the upcoming Presidential Elections. He has since resigned from the People’s Action Party (PAP), and will also resign from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and the Singapore Press Holdings with effect from 1st July. Dr Tan was a former deputy prime minister, and stepped down from political office in 2006. Insisting that the decision to contest the elections was purely his own and he was not approached by anyone to run, Dr Tan will join Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Mr Tan Kin Lian in what is looking to be like the battle of the Tans. Yes, one quirky aspect of this election assuming the trio re...

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