From The Straits Times archives: Changes to the elected 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

Unintended consequences?

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