Publication Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

7-2016

Abstract

Constitutional changes effected to Singapore's Constitution in 1991 transformed the office of President from a purely ceremonial one chosen by the Parliament, to one directly elected by the people exercising certain discretionary powers. Among other things, the President may now veto attempts by the Government to deplete the nation's past financial reserves, and to effect unsuitable appointments to or dismissals of key public officers. Now, the Government is proposing to tweak the system further.

Keywords

Constitution of Singapore, Elected President of Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Constitutional Law | Leadership Studies | Political Science

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Presidential Power

Copyright Owner and License

Jack Tsen-Ta Lee

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.

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http://presidential-power.com/?p=5185

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