13 Sep '17, 2pm

63-year old Halimah Yacob becomes Singapore’s first female President https://t.co/zWlmIJbrJw

63-year old Halimah Yacob becomes Singapore’s first female President https://t.co/zWlmIJbrJw

Singapore has elected 63-year old Halimah Yacob as its first female president which also makes her the first head of state to come from the county’s Malay community in almost five decades. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, did not face a vote for the largely ceremonial post after authorities said other candidates did not meet strict eligibility criteria. She was declared Singapore’s eighth president after a “walkover” election that saw no vote after no other contenders ran for the position. She was the only candidate deemed eligible to stand in the country’s Elections Department, having held a key public position as speaker of parliament for three years. The other two contenders, Salleh Marican and Farid Khan , were both denied eligibility, having fallen short of a constitutional rule that required any candidate from the private sector to have led a company wi...

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