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Halimah Yacob declared 8th Singapore president

Halimah Yacob declared 8th Singapore president

Singapore – Singapore will have its first female president as Halimah Yacob was declared today as the republic’s eighth president. Halimah, 63, is scheduled to be sworn in tomorrow at the Istana. Returning Officer Ng Wai Choong made the declaration after nominations closed at noon today at the nomination centre at the People’s Association Headquarters […]

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Halimah Yacob becomes Singapore’s first female president

Halimah Yacob becomes Singapore’s first female president

Singapore – Former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob is set to be Singapore’s first Malay president in more than 47 years, after the Elections Department (ELD) said on Monday (Sept 11) that only one individual qualified for the inaugural reserved Presidential Election. Among those who submitted application forms, only one individual received both Certificate of […]

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Singapore’s Halimah Yacob prepares to run for president

Singapore’s Halimah Yacob prepares to run for president

Singapore – Halimah Yacob today resigned as Singapore Speaker of Parliament and an MP to run for president next month. The MP for the Marsiling-Yew Tee Group Representation Constituency (GRC) last night confirmed that she would contest in the election for president, which this time has been reserved for a Malay candidate. “This morning, I […]

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1st Malay woman president for Singapore?

1st Malay woman president for Singapore?

Singapore – The Singapore Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill was passed by Parliament on Monday, after almost three hours of debate involving eight MPs. The next Singapore presidential election, which will be held in September this year, will be a unique one as it has been reserved for Malay candidates after Singapore’s first president, Yusof Ishak, […]