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What could have been a win for democracy — Singapore’s first female president — happened without a vote https://t.co/4oEwSIH7ep

Photo Halimah Yacob, the former speaker of Singapore’s Parliament, will become the country’s first female president on Wednesday when she is sworn in without a vote. Credit Edgar Su/Reuters BANGKOK — Singapore will get a new president on Wednesday, but she will not be elected. Halimah Yacob, 63, a former speaker of Parliament, will become the country’s first female president and the first in five decades to come from the Malay ethnicity when she is sworn in on Wednesday. But what could have been a notable milestone for Singapore’s democracy is instead being publicly questioned as a rigged process, and her legitimacy is already coming under fire. While Singapore’s Constitution does, in fact, provide for voters to elect their president, the government established such narrow criteria for the candidates that only Ms. Halimah made the cut. On Monday, she was certified by the P...

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