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Ng Kok Song, Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Tan Kin Lian are officially declared as nominees to contest the 2023 Singapore Presidential Election. Watch the Returning Officer's announcements and the candidates' speeches in full.

SINGAPORE: Mr Ng Kok Song, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Mr Tan Kin Lian have been confirmed as candidates in the upcoming Singapore Presidential Election.

Former GIC chief investment officer Mr Ng, former Senior Minister Mr Tharman and former NTUC Income chief executive Mr Tan filed their nomination papers at the People's Association headquarters at King George's Avenue on Tuesday morning (Aug 22).

Singaporeans will go to the polls on Sep 1, which will be a public holiday.

Read what the candidates had to say after they were declared as in the running to be Singapore's ninth President:

  • Ng Kok Song urges voters to pick him as President for his experience with Singapore's reserves, political neutrality

  • Tharman looking forward to 'fair, dignified, honourable' contest in Presidential Election

  • I want to give Singaporeans a chance to vote for a 'truly independent' president: Tan Kin Lian

Cna. (2023, August 22). Nomination Day as it happened: The race for the Singapore presidency officially begins. CNA.


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