11 Sep '17, 9am

Only one certificate of eligibility given out for Presidential election, and it was to Halimah

Only one certificate of eligibility given out for Presidential election, and it was to Halimah

After all the intrigue and controversy, the sound and fury, and endless speculation, Singaporeans will not be going to the polls on Sep. 23 after all. Today, Sep. 11, the Presidential Elections Committee officially decided that two candidates did not qualify as eligible candidates for a Presidential election. You can see the Press Release from the Elections Department at this link. You can see the relevant portion below: Screenshot from Elections Department Press Release. However, they did certify that one individual qualified. Mothership.sg confirmed that neither Farid Khan nor Salleh Marican qualified as eligible candidates. As the only eligible candidate, former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob will therefore win the Presidential election by default. “Default! The two sweetest words in the English language!” Pic from Dead Homer Society Sadly, this also means we don’t...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/pec-announces-that-halimah-...

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