Publication Type

News Article

Publication Date

8-2011

Abstract

The announcement by the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) of the prospective candidates who have been issued certificates of eligibility for the 2011 presidential election in Singapore makes interesting reading for what it does and does not say. The Committee’s decision-making process is also fairly opaque. It is submitted the rules governing the PEC’s task should be reviewed before the next election. At least, it is hoped future Committees will adopt as constitutional conventions the practices of granting hearings to applicants, announcing decisions well ahead of nomination day, and issuing full reasons.

Keywords

Judicial review of administrative action, Presidential Elections Committee, presidential elections in Singapore

Discipline

Administrative Law | Asian Studies | Constitutional Law | Law and Politics

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Straits Times

First Page

A36

ISSN

1692-9344

Publisher

Singapore Press holdings

City or Country

Singapore

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.smu.edu.sg/news_room/smu_in_the_news/2011/sources/ST_20110813_1.pdf

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