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Singapore gets first Female President without a Vote

SINGAPORE,  An establishment stalwart was named Singapore’s first female president Wednesday but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post originally due this month after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility criteria. “I’m a president for everyone. Although there’s no election, my commitment to serve you remains the same,” she said.

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