Indian-origin economist Tharman Shanmugaratnam Wins Singapore Presidential Election

Economist Tharman Shanmugaratnam Recently, the Indian-origin economist Tharman Shanmugaratnam has emerged victorious in Singapore’s presidential election in the country’s first contested presidential polls since 2011. He won the election with a substantial majority, receiving a  70.4 per cent of the votes, achieved against two other contenders of Chinese origin, Ng Kok Song and Tan Kin Lian.

Economist Tharman Shanmugaratnam

In a significant political development in the world, Tharman Shanmugaratnam defeated two contenders of Chinese origin in the country’s first contested presidential polls whose name is Ng Kok Song and Tan Kin Lian, where they bagged  15.7 per cent and 13.88 per cent votes. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated Tharman Shanmugaratnam on winning the presidential election and said  “Singaporeans have chosen Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam to be our next president by a decisive margin. As head of state, he will represent us at home and abroad, and exercise custodial powers, including over the reserves and key appointments. “I thank the three candidates for putting themselves forward in this presidential election. I am happy that Singaporeans have been able to exercise the right to vote for our next president and to focus on what the elected president is about. In this election, both voters and candidates have shown a greater understanding of the roles and duties of the president, which bodes well for Singapore, “

Indian-origin economist Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Who won the Singapore Presidential Election?

Indian-origin economist Tharman Shanmugaratnam won the Singapore Presidential Election