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1. President Yusof Ishak: First president of independent Singapore.

2. President Benjamin Sheares: First President to die in Office.

3. President Devan Nair: First President to resign from Office to get treatment for ‘alcoholism’.

4. Wee Kim Wee: first elected president for whom an election was inapplicable.

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5. Ong Teng Cheong: first elected president winning an actual election.

6. S R Nathan: first elected president for whom an election was applicable but dispensed with due to a walkover.

7. Tony Tan: first elected president winning an election without absolute majority votes.

8. Next president: first elected president “elected” via the disqualification of majority-race candidates?


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