1999 Singaporean presidential election

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Singaporean presidential election, 1999

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  President of Singapore SR Nathan.jpg
Nominee S.R. Nathan
Party Independent
Popular vote Uncontested

President before election

Ong Teng Cheong

Elected President

S.R. Nathan

The Singaporean presidential election of 1999 was held to elect the next President of Singapore after the end of president Ong Teng Cheong's term on 31 August. The Writ of Election declared 18 August to be Nomination Day, and 28 August would have been declared Polling Day if more than one candidate were to stand nominated on Nomination Day.

The Presidential Elections Committee declared S. R. Nathan (formerly known as Sellapan Ramanathan), a IDSS ambassador-at-large, to be the only eligible presidential candidate to be issued a Certificate of Eligibility. Nathan was successfully nominated on 18 August and was inaugurated as the sixth President of Singapore on 1 September 1999.



Candidates Background Outcome
S. R. Nathan Seconded to the National Trades Union Congress, and then worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs. He was the Ambassador-at-large of Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies. Application for the Certificate of Eligibility Accepted.

Declared ineligible[edit]

Candidates Background Outcome
Ooi Boon Ewe A member of the People's Liberal Democratic Party Application for the Certificate of Eligibility rejected.
Tan Soo Phuan The Secretary-General of the Democratic Progressive Party

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Chinese article: zh:1999年新加坡总统选举