13 Sep '17, 3am

Singapore to get first female president, Halimah Yacob, without vote

Authorities originally scheduled a presidential vote for September 23, with five people attempting to run. However, the candidates needed to comply with new rules about providing minorities with representation in the Chinese-majority Singapore. The officials in the city-state declared that only members of the Malay ethnic group would be allowed to run in 2017. Two of the contenders were quickly disqualified based on this criterion.

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