The Singapore presidential election is won by economist Shanmugaratnam of Indian descent.


Tharman Shanmugaratnam, an economist of Indian descent and a former senior minister, won the presidential election in Singapore with a resounding victory. On Friday, the results were made public after midnight. In the nation’s first competitive presidential election since 2011, the Minister received more than 70% of the vote. From 2011 until 2019, the age-66 Tharman Shanmugaratnam was the deputy prime minister of Singapore. In 2001, he entered politics. He has also held ministerial posts and worked in the public sector.

After Sellapan Ramanathan and Chengara Veetil Devan Nair, Tharman will be the third president of Indian ancestry to lead Singapore. More than 2.7 million people cast ballots in the earlier elections, which came to a close. In the nation’s first competitive presidential election in more than ten years, Singaporeans turned out in big numbers to cast their ballots on Friday.