13 Sep '17, 8am

Halimah Yacob named Singapore's first Malay president

Halimah Yacob named Singapore's first Malay president

An establishment figure has been named Singapore's first female president after a "walkover" election that saw no vote after no other contenders ran for the position. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post originally due this month after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility criteria. Yacob, 63, is expected to be sworn into office on Thursday. Yacob is Singapore's first ethnic Malay president in 47 years. Authorities had decided to allow only candidates from the Malay community to put themselves forward for the presidency, a bid to foster harmony in the city-state of 5.5 million people which is dominated by ethnic Chinese. The other two contenders, Salleh Marican and Farid Khan, were both denied eligibility, having fallen short of a constitutiona...

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