THE 40 per cent opposition vote in the May General Election (GE) did not translate into support for losing presidential candidate Tan Jee Say yesterday.
He got 25.04 per cent of the votes, coming in third.
The winner, Dr Tony Tan got 35.19 per cent. Dr Tan Cheng Bock who came in second got 34.85 per cent. Mr Tan Kin Lian came in last with 4.91 per cent.
Speaking to reporters at Bedok Stadium around 1.30am today before the results were announced, Mr Tan, a former senior civil servant, said if there was to be a winner other than him, he preferred Dr Tan Cheng Bock.