07 Jul '11, 4am

Presidential hopefuls Dr Tony Tan and Tan Kin Lian submit papers at Election Office

Presidential hopefuls Dr Tony Tan and Tan Kin Lian submit papers at Election Office

SINGAPORE: Both former deputy prime minister Dr Tony Tan and former NTUC Income chief Tan Kin Lian have submitted their applications for a Certificate of Eligibility to run for the upcoming Presidential Election. Shortly before noon on Thursday, Mr Tan walked to deliver his papers to the Elections Department from a nearby hotel where he had held a news conference to discuss his intention to apply for the Certificate of Eligibility and elaborate on his campaign platform. Shortly after Mr Tan handed in his papers to officials, the former deputy prime minister made an appearance. After handing in his papers, Dr Tan said he hopes to have the opportunity to serve Singapore and Singaporeans again. Dr Tan said: "The decision on who qualifies for a certificate of eligibility rests with the Presidential Elections Committee. I hope that they will grant me a Certificate of Eligibilit...

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