Tharman Shanmugaratnam will become the ninth President of Singapore after winning 70.4 per cent of votes in the September 1 election.
|Tharman Shanmugaratnam will be sworn in as Singapore's ninth President on September 14 (Photo: AFP/VNA) |
Singapore - Tharman Shanmugaratnam will become the ninth President of Singapore after winning 70.4 per cent of votes in the September 1 election.
The results released on early September 2 showed that Ng Kok Song, a former chief investment officer at sovereign wealth fund GIC, won 15.7 per cent of the votes, and Tan Kin Lian, a former insurance company head under the national trade union body NTUC, received 13.9 per cent.
Over 2.48 million Singaporeans voted in the first contested presidential election in over a decade.
It's a vote of confidence in Singapore, Tharman, most recently a senior minister in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's cabinet, told the media.
Tharman will be sworn in as Singapore's ninth President on September 14.
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