23 Jun '11, 1pm

Dr Tony Tan's presidency bid may deter others from running: analyst

Dr Tony Tan's presidency bid may deter others from running: analyst

SINGAPORE : With Dr Tony Tan announcing his Presidency bid, political watchers said it's unlikely more candidates will step forward. Earlier, Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Mr Tan Kin Lian had stepped forward as potential candidates. With less than two months before the Presidential Election has to be called, all eyes are trained on the three men. "I saw we have probably reached the maximum number (of candidates) simply because I think Dr Tan, to many people, would be the candidate with the most impressive credentials. And I think that would effectively foreclose any other person from throwing his hat into the ring," said Associate Professor Eugene Tan, Law lecturer at Singapore Management University (SMU). Meanwhile, Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Mr Tan Kin Lian said they are not surprised and are undeterred by Dr Tony Tan's decision to contest the Presidential Election. 71-year-old Tan C...

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