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Public Holiday for the Presedential election?

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 5:56 pm

Will we get a day off for this?
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Postby JayCee » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 6:12 pm

I believe that the people don't vote for the president, rather he is 'nominated' :roll: So I would say probably not
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 6:14 pm

That's right, only Harry gets to vote :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 6:59 pm

Yes, the Presidential Election will be a public holiday and all Singaporean will have to vote just like in the Parliamentary Elections, unless there is only one candidate or the candidate is returning unopposed.

http://www.elections.gov.sg/elections_presidential.html

http://www.elections.gov.sg/voters_commonterms.html#12

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 7:10 pm

Issit? I thought it was the token job given to a paki (i.e. non-Cina).

you know like the President or FM of the EU, or the head of the IMF or World Bank etc...

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Postby JayCee » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:15 am

JR8 wrote:Issit? I thought it was the token job given to a paki (i.e. non-Cina).

you know like the President or FM of the EU, or the head of the IMF or World Bank etc...


I thought so too! I guess technically it's an election, but when everyone knows who will win before it starts (because there's usually only one candidate) it's seemed a bit of a sham, maybe this year more than one person is actually running? There was a lot of talk of George Yeo after his lost his parliamentary seat, don't know if that's come to fruition or not though

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:17 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yes, the Presidential Election will be a public holiday and all Singaporean will have to vote just like in the Parliamentary Elections, unless there is only one candidate or the candidate is returning unopposed.

http://www.elections.gov.sg/elections_presidential.html

http://www.elections.gov.sg/voters_commonterms.html#12


Good News ...... and before Sep 1st too :)
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:34 am

JayCee wrote:There was a lot of talk of George Yeo after his lost his parliamentary seat, don't know if that's come to fruition or not though


George bowed out last week. Probably better off for it as well. I think he's worth a lot more elsewhere. There's talk now of Tony Tan maybe running. But I think that's not confirmed yet. But he's not ruled it out yet either.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:19 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:George bowed out last week. Probably better off for it as well. I think he's worth a lot more elsewhere. There's talk now of Tony Tan maybe running. But I think that's not confirmed yet. But he's not ruled it out yet either.

It's looking to be a clash of the Tri-Tans: Tony Tan, Tan Kin Lian, Tan Cheng Bock.

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Postby Saint » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:27 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JayCee wrote:There was a lot of talk of George Yeo after his lost his parliamentary seat, don't know if that's come to fruition or not though


George bowed out last week. Probably better off for it as well. I think he's worth a lot more elsewhere. There's talk now of Tony Tan maybe running. But I think that's not confirmed yet. But he's not ruled it out yet either.


Confirmed today that he's running

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 4:16 pm

What does the SG president actually do? I mean, why do they bother having one?

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 5:12 pm

JR8 wrote:What does the SG president actually do? I mean, why do they bother having one?

The president is the official head of state, and until 1993 his duties were purely ceremonial. Since 1993 the president has been elected by the people and has veto powers (though in 3 specific areas only - use of past reserves, appointment of key government personnel, and detentions for internal security reasons) as a check against a rogue government.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 5:24 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:
JR8 wrote:What does the SG president actually do? I mean, why do they bother having one?

The president is the official head of state, and until 1993 his duties were purely ceremonial. Since 1993 the president has been elected by the people and has veto powers (though in 3 specific areas only - use of past reserves, appointment of key government personnel, and detentions for internal security reasons) as a check against a rogue government.


OIC, so he is in fact kept quite busy then?

:wink: :wink:

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 7:44 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:George bowed out last week. Probably better off for it as well. I think he's worth a lot more elsewhere. There's talk now of Tony Tan maybe running. But I think that's not confirmed yet. But he's not ruled it out yet either.

It's looking to be a clash of the Tri-Tans: Tony Tan, Tan Kin Lian, Tan Cheng Bock.


One of the absolutely worst play on words jokes I have heard in some time. Congratulations.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 7:47 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Wind In My Hair wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:George bowed out last week. Probably better off for it as well. I think he's worth a lot more elsewhere. There's talk now of Tony Tan maybe running. But I think that's not confirmed yet. But he's not ruled it out yet either.

It's looking to be a clash of the Tri-Tans: Tony Tan, Tan Kin Lian, Tan Cheng Bock.


One of the absolutely worst play on words jokes I have heard in some time. Congratulations.


Ooh ooh I missed it! :?
It was rather clever though! :lol:


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