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Elected presidency: Don't set eligibility bar too high

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Mr Lee likened the elected presidency to a shoe that has fitted well over the last 25 years but will need to be mended and adjusted on a regular basis to remain functional and in good repair.

THERE are still about 19 months until Singaporeans go to the polls to vote for their president - the next election isn't due until August 2017 - but already the wheels are in motion to ensure that only candidates who meet a stricter set of standards are eligible.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien