Halimah Yacob will be the first woman as President of Singapore


Halimah YacobHalimah Yacob - Halimah Yacob will print the history as the first woman to serve as President of Singapore. Not only that, hijab woman will also be the first Singapore leader of Malays ethnic in 47 years.

As reported by the Singapore media, Channel News Asia and Reuters on Tuesday (12/9), Halima will be inducted into the President of Singapore on Wednesday (13/9) tomorrow after being revealed as the only eligible candidate.

Four other candidates were declared ineligible by the Singapore Elections Department. On Monday (11/9) yesterday, the Singapore Elections Department stated there was only one certificate of Eligibility issued by its side.

Halima was previously known as the Chairman of the Parliament of Singapore. Her experiences served as Chairman of the Parliament of Singapore for three years helps Halima in eligible nomination. She ran as a candidate from the public sector.

In addition to being the first woman to become the President of Singapore, Halima also became the first Malay ethnic in the 47 years that held the important positions in Singapore. The last time is Yusof bin Ishak who was a President of the year 1965-1970.

Singapore Elections Department did not explain further the question of the reason for denial of the four other candidates. But, the two candidates of whom came from the private sector reported unqualified question of leading the company with minimum asset value of $500 million, or SG has the experience and ability comparable to the public sector.



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