Presidential Elections Committee
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The Presidential Elections Committee is set up by the Government of Singapore to ensure that each candidate for the office of President of Singapore has the qualifications referred to in Article 19 of the Constitution of Singapore.
The committee consists of:
- the Chairman of the Public Service Commission, who is also the Chairperson of the Presidential Elections Committee
- the Chairman of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority
- a member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, appointed by the Chairperson of that Council
- a member or former member of the Council of Presidential Advisers (but not the sitting Chairperson of that Council or a former member who vacated his seat under Article 37F(2)(a) or (c) of the Constitution), appointed by the Chairperson of that Council
- a person who is qualified to be or has been a Judge of the Supreme Court, appointed by the Chief Justice
- a person, who in the opinion of the Prime Minister has expertise and experience acquired in the private sector that is relevant to the functions of the Committee, appointed by the Prime Minister
Presidential election, 2017
The Presidential Elections Committee for the Singapore presidential election, 2017 comprises six members. They are:
- Eddie Teo, Public Service Commission chairman
- Lim Soo Hoon, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority chairperson
- Chan Heng Chee, member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights
- Po'ad Shaik Abu Bakar Mattar, member of the Council of Presidential Advisers
- Tay Yong Kwang, a Judge of Appeal
- Peter Seah, chairman of DBS Bank
There is also a Community Committee, which will assess whether the candidate belongs to the specified racial group. This committee is headed by Timothy James de Souza, a member of the Presidential Council of Minority Rights.
Malay community sub-committee
The Malay community sub-committee, which will issue the Malay Community Certificate to candidates, comprises five members. They are:
- Imram Mohamed, former chairman of the Association of Muslim Professionals (chairperson)
- Fatimah Azimullah, advisor to the Singapore Muslim Women's Association
- Mohammad Alami Musa, president of Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore) and an inter-religious relations scholar
- Yatiman Yusof, a former senior parliamentary secretary
- Zulkifli Baharudin, non-resident ambassador to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and the executive chairman of Indo-Trans Corporation
All five were also on the Malay Community Committee that gave the green light to Malay candidates in Group Representation Constituencies in the 2015 General Election.
Presidential election, 2005
The Presidential Elections Committee for the Singapore presidential election, 2005 had three members:
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