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Elected president is an important stabiliser in Singapore's system: PM Lee

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 14:54

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Singapore needs a stabiliser in its political system, and the elected presidency is the one that best suits its needs and circumstances, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Parliament on Tuesday.

[SINGAPORE] Singapore needs a stabiliser in its political system, and the elected presidency is the one that best suits its needs and circumstances, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Parliament on Tuesday.

On the second day of the debate on proposed changes to the elected presidency, he took a step back and reminded the House why the office first came into being, and the crucial role it continues to play today in Singapore's political system.

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