13 Sep '17, 9pm

Singapore gets its first female president — but there's a catch. https://t.co/OxzeUkFwJe

On Sept. 14, Singapore will welcome Halimah Yacob as its first female president — though not a single vote was cast in the election. Just 23 of the parliament’s 100 seats are currently held by women, so Yacob’s election should be a cause for celebration in the tiny island nation, which gained its independence just 52 years ago. However, Singaporeans have mixed feelings about her win because of the unusual circumstances leading up to the election which rendered Yacob the only candidate. #HalimahYacob supporters super enthusiastic #passionmadepossible #pe2017 pic.twitter.com/CF2toNXoby — Mothership.sg (@MothershipSG) September 13, 2017 Singapore is a parliamentary democracy with both a president, who serves as head of state and has largely ceremonial powers, and a prime minister, who serves as the head of government. Typically, the president is elected by a popular vote, whi...

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