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The Singapore presidential election of 1999
was held to elect the President of Singapore
The President of the Republic of Singapore is Singapore's head of state. In a Westminster parliamentary system, as which Singapore governs itself, the prime minister is the head of the government while the position of president is largely ceremonial. Before 1993, the President of Singapore was...
to succeed the incumbent, Ong Teng Cheong
Ong Teng Cheong was the first directly elected President of the Republic of Singapore. He was the nation's fifth President, and served a six-year term from 1 September 1993 to 31 August 1999.-Early life:...
, whose term was to end on August 31, 1999. The Writ of Election declared August 18 to be Nomination Day, and August 28 would have been declared Polling Day if more than one candidate were to stand nominated on Nomination Day.
After considering the candidates' applications, the Presidential Elections Committee issued a Certificate of Eligibility to Ambassador-at-large S. R. Nathan, but declined to do so for private tutor Ooi Boon Ewe
Ooi Boon Ewe is a Singaporean politician. He is most notable for attempting to contest various elections, general and presidential.-Politics:Ooi entered the politicial arena in the presidential elections in 1999...
and Democratic Progress Party leader Tan Soo Phuan. On Nomination Day, Nathan was the only candidate to stand nominated. He was declared duly elected to the office of President, and assumed office on September 1, 1999.