They picked him to lead the country ahead of Cabinet reshuffle.
Tharman Shanmugaratnam has emerged as the new Prime Minister of Singapore.
This after Singaporeans from all walks of life, who organised their own Cabinet reshuffle as they wanted to have a say in the political process, chose Tharman Shanmugaratnam as their new premier.
One Singaporean, Zuo Zhong Li, said: “As an active citizenry involved in making informed political choices and as part of the 70 percent who voted for the incumbent, we deliberated for a while before coming to this decision — about 10 minutes in total.”
“We did not take lightly this responsibility of choosing Tharman Shanmugaratnam as prime minister, as it is critical for Singapore to be led in the next few years by a capable leader who knows what he is doing and is well-liked by the populace.”
“As a nation, we, the general population have also approved the name change from PAP to TSP (Tharman Shanmugaratnam Party) after the new prime minister singlehandedly won the General Election 2015 on behalf of his colleagues.”
This view is shared by other locals who said there is absolutely nothing stopping Tharman Shanmugaratnam from stepping up.
Another race-blind Singaporean, Tng Lang, said: “He is Chinese enough for me.”
At press time, the general population is still at a deadlock as to who shall be named the next Transport Minister, with Vivian Balakrishnan, Khaw Boon Wan and Yaacob Ibrahim in the running.
Singaporeans, by and large, said they wouldn’t mind making all three as transport ministers as they can have one term in office left.