Singapore introduced structural changes to its elected presidency that reserve an election for minority candidates. Halimah Yaacob then became the country’s first female Malay president, after running unopposed. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings were involved in a protracted quarrel over allegations of abuse of power by the prime minister.
Singapore in 2017: Structural Changes and Political Challenges
Narayanan Ganesan is Professor of Southeast Asian Politics at the Hiroshima Peace Institute in Hiroshima, Japan. His most recent major edited work is Bilateral Legacies in East and Southeast Asia (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2015). Email: email@example.com.
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Narayanan Ganesan; Singapore in 2017: Structural Changes and Political Challenges. Asian Survey 1 February 2018; 58 (1): 188–193. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.188
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