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Perfecting Singapore's system of governance

The changes the government intends to make to the Elected Presidency are very substantive ones; Singaporeans will need time to digest them.

Tourists in front of the Istana. The impact of a hasty engagement of Singaporeans could affect the legitimacy of the proposed constitutional changes.

WITH the publication of the Constitutional Commission's report and the White Paper on specific aspects of the elected presidency in September, the stage is now set for the government to introduce the constitutional and other legislative changes. It is highly probable that Parliament will approve...