The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz is running from March 27 to Jul 31. Its presenting sponsor is the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation.
As part of the outreach programme, 12 primers on various current affairs issues are published in the Opinion section of The Straits Times every Monday. The paper's journalists discuss issues of national concern, offering unique Singaporean perspectives on these topics.
The third, published on April 10, focused on the recent changes to Singapore's elected presidency and their significance. Here are more stories from The Straits Times archives about the nation's presidency.
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THE STRAITS TIMES, FEB 2, 2017
Presidential election set for September
Debate on timing of reserved election
Debate on Bill prompts questions on ethnicity and identity
THE STRAITS TIMES, NOV 9, 2016
Parliament: 2017 presidential election will be reserved for Malay candidates, says PM Lee
Elected presidency has influenced Singapore politics for the better: PM
Alternative models not workable: PM
THE STRAITS TIMES, NOV 8, 2016
Debate on changes to elected presidency: Parliamentary system 'may not be sufficient to protect reserves'
Changes seek to balance rigidity and adaptability
Council part of framework to facilitate wise decisions
Ideal way to ensure minority representation
THE STRAITS TIMES, SEPT 18, 2016
Finding good men - and women - who can be president
Has the bar been set too high?
Reserved races - right direction but will they work?
THE STRAITS TIMES, SEPT 11, 2016
Elected Presidency: Better checks, better candidates?
Race: Will reserved elections have desired effect?
How to iron out potential problems?
Campaign: Legislate against pitching false promises?
Timing: When should the proposals kick in?
THE STRAITS TIMES, SEPT 8, 2016
What proposals might mean for 2011 contenders
A major upgrade to the elected presidency
Greater weight urged for council of advisers
Idea of having run-off elections rejected
Call for laws to ensure voters are not misled
Elected presidency report: Safeguard to ensure minority president from time to time
Move 'is neither tokenism nor racial discrimination'
Panel proposes key changes to elected presidency
THE STRAITS TIMES, SEPT 5, 2016
Race still counts in politics and at the ballot box
Three countries with unique provisions
As economy grows, so must job criteria
Elected presidency must stay
Changes may be hard to accept, but are necessary
THE STRAITS TIMES, MAY 29, 2016
Reviewing the elected presidency: Yes to minority provision but how?
To emphasise political or financial acumen?
A stronger council of advisers?
THE STRAITS TIMES, JAN 31, 2016
Raising the bar for Elected Presidency candidates
Changes to Elected Presidency: How to give more weight to Council of Presidential Advisers
Changes to Elected Presidency: Ensuring minorities have a turn