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Meet Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Indian origin minister who could be Singapore’s new president

Singapore’s former Indian-origin minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam formally launched his presidential marketing campaign on Wednesday.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, a former Indian origin minister has formally begun his presidential marketing campaign in Singapore. The election is scheduled to be held on September 23, 2023. 

He launched his presidential marketing campaign on Wednesday and pledged to evolve the nation’s tradition to maintain it a ‘shining spot’ on this planet.

The official launch comes greater than a month after Tharman first introduced his intention that he’ll run for president.

Tharman, 66, stepped down from energetic politics after 22 years final month.

“I stepped into this race as a result of I really feel very strongly in the necessity to evolve Singapore’s tradition, a few of our norms, and the best way we go about working with one another in order that we stay a shining spot on this planet,? he stated at a press convention.

He stated he supposed to be “a President for a new era” as he formally launched his marketing campaign for the workplace.

Tharman was an economist and a civil servant, primarily on the Monetary Authority of Singapore, earlier than becoming a member of politics in 2001.

He has served because the Minister for Education and Finance and was the Deputy Prime Minister from 2011 to 2019. He has additionally held distinguished posts at worldwide organisations together with the International Monetary Fund, the World Economic Forum and the United Nations.

The grandparents of Shanmugaratnam had been immigrants from India. His ancestry is Tamil Nadu-based.

Shanmugaratnam accomplished his grasp’s diploma in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and was recognised for his accomplishments by being designated a Lucius N. Littauer Fellow.

Shanmugaratnam is married to Jane Yumiko Ittogi, a former lawyer who now does social work. The couple has been collectively for nearly 30 years and has a daughter and three children.

(with inputs from PTI)

Nilesh Desai
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