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Halimah set to be Singapore’s first Malay woman president

 | September 11, 2017

This is after other candidates did not qualify for the contest, Singapore daily says.

Halimah-Yacob-singaporeSINGAPORE: Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of Singapore’s Parliament, is set to become the city-state’s first woman president after other candidates did not qualify for the contest, the Straits Times reported today.

The largely ceremonial post was reserved this year for candidates from the ethnic Malay minority. Only Halimah was given the certificate of eligibility to contest the election by the Presidential Elections Committee, the Straits Times reported on its website.


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