Singapore to recount votes in president election
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's election authority says it will recount ballots cast in a presidential election because the top two candidates are within two percentage points.
The Elections Department said in a statement early Sunday that former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan and former member of parliament Tan Cheng Bock have received the most votes.
That would eliminate from contention the two other candidates, Tan Jee Say and Tan Kin Lian.
Results of the recount are expected within a few hours.
The presidency is largely a ceremonial position in Singapore's parliamentary government. The election was the first contested vote for president since 1993.
Most of the city-state's political establishment endorsed Tony Tan during the 10-day campaign.