Former Indian-origin minister in Singapore officially launches presidential  bid - The Hindu

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s former Indian-origin minister, took a significant step on Wednesday by formally launching his presidential campaign. As he embarks on this journey, he has pledged to guide the country’s culture towards growth, ensuring that Singapore remains a “shining spot” on the global stage.

The highly anticipated official launch of Mr. Tharman’s presidential bid arrives more than a month after he initially expressed his intention to run for the position. With the 2023 presidential election scheduled for September, this campaign marks a pivotal moment in Singapore’s political landscape, as it prepares to elect a new leader to succeed President Halimah Yacob, whose six-year term concludes on September 13.

Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam’s bid for the presidency has garnered significant attention, and the nation will be closely watching as he lays out his vision for Singapore’s future and articulates his plans to uphold its status as a beacon of excellence in the world.