Four candidates given the all clear
Four candidates have been cleared by the Presidential Election Committee (PEC) to stand in the presidential election to take place on 27th August. They are:
Tony Tan, a former deputy prime minister
Tan Jee Say, a former senior civil servant
Tan Kin Lian, a former NTUC Income (a co-operative insurance society) chief executive
Tan Cheng Bock, a former Member of Parliament.
Two others were rejected because they did not meet the constitutional requirements.
The four candidates have until 16th August to withdraw from the contest. The last time Singapore had a contested presidential election was in 1993.