11 Sep '17, 2pm

PE 2017: PEC decision on Halimah Yacob's eligibility sparks #notmypresident hashtag

PE 2017: PEC decision on Halimah Yacob's eligibility sparks #notmypresident hashtag

Barely minutes after former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob was confirmed on Monday (11 September) as the only eligible candidate for this year’s Presidential Election (PE), a number of Singaporeans began using the hashtag #notmypresident in their social media posts. The use of the hashtag has continued to gather momentum in the past few hours, with Singaporeans expressing dissatisfaction that there would be a walkover for the PE. Polling Day for the PE, which is reserved for Malay candidates, has been set for 23 September but is unlikely to take place. In a media release on Monday, the Elections Department (ELD) said the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) had received applications from five individuals looking to contest the PE but had only issued one Certificate of Eligibility . With the PEC’s decision to qualify Halimah and the Malay Community Sub-Committee (MCS...

Full article: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/pe-2017-pec-decision-halimah-ya...

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