16 Jul '17, 3am

Now we know

Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob has indicated her interest on Jul. 16 in running to become Elected President in September. According to the Straits Times , Halimah, 62 was speaking at a Hari Raya celebration in her Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC constituency. Her announcment of her intent to run confirms one of the most open secret in Singapore politics, since the constitutional change to make the upcoming a reserved election for Malay candidates. Advertisement Halimah has been Speaker of Parliament since Jan 14, 2013. She will have to step down as Speaker of Parliament and MP of Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC to contest the election and also resign from the People’s Action Party. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing had said in Parliament on Feb 6 that there will be no by-election in GRC if MP from minority race resigns to run for President. This in effect rules out a...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/07/halimah-yacob-confirms-shes-...

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