Guardian: Anger in Singapore after taking the first female president

The Guardian newspaper reported that there was anger in Singapore after the election of Halima Yaqoub as the first woman to hold the presidency, without elections, where the authorities decided that her competitors did not meet strict eligibility criteria.

The newspaper said in a report on its website Wednesday that the completion of the appointment of Halima Jacob as the first woman to the presidency, dominated by criticism that her choice was undemocratic after she took office without a vote. Halima Yacoub is a former MP from the Malay Muslim minority.

This is not the first time that Singapore, which is under tight control and ruled by the same party for decades, has denied presidential candidates the race, making the election useless, withdrawing the Guardian’s description.

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