Three Presidential candidates set to confront each other in live CNA Singapore Presidential Forum on Monday night

Former Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, former GIC chief investment officer Ng Kok Song and former NTUC Income CEO Tan Kin Lian

SINGAPORE: Three prominent contenders in the 2023 Presidential Election (PE2023) are set to participate in the live Singapore Presidential Forum hosted by Mediacorp CNA.

This significant event is scheduled for Monday (28 Aug) at 9 p.m.

The trio of Presidential contenders comprises distinguished individuals: Mr Ng Kok Song (75), the former GIC investment chief; Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam (66), a former senior minister of the People’s Action Party; and Mr Tan Kin Lian (75), the former NTUC Income chief.

The forum will also be accessible through live streaming on CNA’s YouTube and Facebook channels, and a rebroadcast is planned on Channel 5 on Tuesday.

While this event is labelled as a “forum” by CNA, it is likely to be the inaugural and sole live debate during the PE 2023 campaign period.

Though the specific topics of the forum have yet to be disclosed, voters can anticipate witnessing the three contenders engaging in thoughtful discussions about matters pertinent to Singaporeans.

These discussions may encompass their visions for the future of the city-state, their strategies for safeguarding Singapore’s reserves, and their approaches to representing Singapore’s best interests.

The first “Presidential Candidate Broadcast” was televised on 24 August, and the second “Presidential Candidate Broadcast” will be aired on coming Wednesday (30 Aug).


Singaporeans to cast their vote on 1 September

The Elections Department of Singapore (ELD) is a department under the Prime Minister’s Office.

It has the responsibility of preparing for and managing the conduct of Presidential and Parliamentary elections and any national referendum in Singapore.

The Singapore Presidential Election 2023’s Polling Day is set for 1 September, designated a public holiday by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

There are a total of 2,709,455 eligible voters in the updated voter rolls – an increase of over 55,000 people from the 2,653,942 electors in GE2020.

Singaporeans will be voting to elect their ninth president from the three candidates.

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