Tan Cheng Bock to stand again

Dr Tan Cheng Bock announcing his intention to make a second bid for presidency, at the MHC Asia Healthcare building on Friday (March 11).
Dr Tan Cheng Bock announcing his intention to make a second bid for presidency, at the MHC Asia Healthcare building on Friday (March 11). ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

The presidential election is not due till August next year, but former People's Action Party MP Tan Cheng Bock became the first to declare his intention to contest the polls. Dr Tan, who narrowly lost the 2011 presidential election to President Tony Tan Keng Yam, said at a press conference yesterday that it was not "too long" a time to get ready, and he wanted to do well.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2016, with the headline 'Tan Cheng Bock to stand again'. Print Edition | Subscribe