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Singapore introduces white paper on elected presidency plan

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Singapore (VNA) – Singapore has released a White Book on elected presidency plan, which affirmed that a president elected through a democratic election remains the most effective solution for Singapore.

The government rejected appointing the Head of State, a recommendation made by the country’s Constitutional Commission, according to the White Book.

It reiterated that an elected president needs a direct mandate to have the moral authority to veto with an elected Government.

The government also accepted a recommendation that safeguards minority representation in the presidency.

Singapore is considering amending its constitution, with m ost of the changes related to the next presidential election, scheduled for August 2017.

The country’s parliament will discuss the amendments this November.-VNA

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