Tony Tan was Elected President of Singapore

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Tony Tan, 71, finally was elected President of Singapore after narrowly won from another candidate, Tan Cheng Bock.

Tony Tan getting 35.19 percent of the vote (744 397) while Tan Cheng Bock to be satisfied with 34.85 percent (737 128). Total valid votes that go in the presidential election reached 2 million, as quoted by the BBC page.

Department of Elections ordered a recount after seeing the initial results obtained showed differences in voice and Tony Tan to within about two percent.

Interestingly, the four presidential candidates have the same last name, namely Tan.

Thin vote margin earned Tony Tan is a blow to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who support the candidate before the election.

In the General Election three months ago, the People's Action Party won 81 of 87 seats. Although the opposition parties get only six seats, but it is regarded as encouraging results. The voters could show their anger over immigration issues, cost of living and high salaries of government officials.

Singapore start enforcing the presidency in 1965 since the country became a republic. Presidential candidates stand on behalf of myself as head of state of Singapore must be a non-partisan.