Results of Singapore Presidential Election 2011 | Good contest among Tony Tan, Tan Cheng Bock, Tan Jee Say, Tan Kin Lian | Singapore Politics

Finally on 28th August 2011, Singapore has her new elected 7th President – after 9 days of intense campaigning and several months of preparations by the four key candidates – Dr. Tony Tan, Dr. Tan Cheng Bock, Mr. Tan Jee Say, Mr. Tan Kin Lian.

The presidential post has veto powers over key government appointments and safeguards Singapore’s foreign reserves, which now total around $250 billion.

A quick look at the 2011 Singapore Presidential Election candidates’ profile:

Dr. Tony Tan

– Former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Tony Tan,
– Former who chairman of Singapore Press Holdings
– Former executive director of Government Investment Corporation

Dr. Tan Cheng Bock

– Former PAP Member of Parliament
– MP with most resounding victories in the now-defunct Ayer Rajah ward

Mr. Tan Kin Lian

– Former chief executive officer of NTUC Income
– Former PAP branch secretary in Marine Parade under Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong

Mr. Tan Jee Say

– Former ESM Goh’s principal private secretary,
– Investment firm consultant

The final 2011 Singapore Presidential Election result is as follows:

Tan Cheng Bock: 737,128 (34.85%)
Tan Jee Say: 529,732 (25.04%)
Tony Tan: 744,397 (35.19%)
Tan Kin Lian: 103,931 (4.91%)
Total valid votes: 2,115,188
Rejected votes: 37,826
Local votes counted are conclusive of the results.

List of Presidents of the Republic of Singapore

1) Yusof bin Ishak
2) Benjamin Henry Sheares
3) C. V. Devan Nair
4) Wee Kim Wee
5) Ong Teng Cheong
6) S.R. Nathan (Sellapan Ramanathan)

The 2011 result was announced by the returning officer, Yam Ah Mee :

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