Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was declared elected as Singapore’s first woman president on Wednesday, after the returning officer announced she was the sole candidate to qualify for the contest.
Halimah Yacob addresses supporters beside her husband Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee in Singapore on September 13, 2017. (Reuters)
Halimah arrives at the Elections Department in Singapore on September 11, 2017. (Reuters)
Halimah Yacob (L) inspects the honor guard, accompanied by Cambodia’s President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin (R) during an official welcoming ceremony in Phnom Penh on May 7, 2015. (Reuters)