situation report

Sep 13, 2017 | 13:42 GMT

1 min read

Singapore: Government Names New President

Singapore selected its first female president on Sept. 12, Yahoo News reported. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not undergo an election after authorities determined her rivals were ineligible to run for office and handed her the position. The decision created some unease on social media with criticisms of Yacob's legitimacy and challenges to her leadership.

Connected Content

Regions & Countries
Topics

Article Search

Copyright © Stratfor Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

Stratfor Worldview

OUR COMMITMENT

To empower members to confidently understand and navigate a continuously changing and complex global environment.

GET THE MOBILE APPGoogle Play