In Singapore halimah Yacob, a former Parliament speaker, was declared President, as he was the only legitimate candidate for this position. On it informs Agency Reuters.
In an effort to strengthen the sense of inclusivity in a multicultural city-state, Singapore has decided that the presidency is mainly a ceremonial position, is this time reserved for candidates from the minority Malays.
Of the four other candidates, two were not Malays, and two more have not received certificates of right to participate in elections.
Halima’s experience as a speaker gave the opportunity to automatically qualify her as a candidate who complies with the rules.
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