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Tan Cheng Bock’s Constitutional Challenge: Who is the First Elected President?

Dr Tan Cheng Bock at the nomination centre during the 2011 presidential election, 17 August 2011

Dr Tan Cheng Bock at the nomination centre during the 2011 presidential election on 17 August 2011. (By Tdxiang (Tan Ding Xiang) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via the Wikimedia Commons.)

Samuel Ling
LLB (National University of Singapore) (2017)
Guest student contributor

In May, Dr Tan Cheng Bock filed an application to determine, among other things, how the hiatus-triggered reserved election would be administered. His application was dismissed by the High Court on 7 July 2017. As Dr Tan’s appeal heads to the Court of Appeal this Monday (31 July), this post discusses his primary challenge to constitutional reforms. Continue reading