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2017 presidential election will be reserved for Malay candidates: PM Lee

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, announcing this in Parliament on Tuesday, said: "That means if a qualified Malay candidate steps up to run, Singapore will have a Malay President again... this would be our first after more than 46 years, since our first president Encik Yusof Ishak".

[SINGAPORE] The next presidential election, due in 2017, will be reserved for candidates from the Malay community.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, announcing this in Parliament on Tuesday, said: "That means if a qualified Malay candidate steps up to run, Singapore will have a Malay President again... this would be our first after more than 46 years, since our first president Encik Yusof Ishak".

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