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YACOB Halimah

YACOB
Halimah

President of Singapore

Date of Birth: 23 August 1954

Age: 67 years old

Zodiac sign: Virgo

Profession: President

Biography

Halimah Yacob is a Singaporean politician who is the 8th and current president of Singapore. She is the first female president in the country's history.

A former member of the People's Action Party (PAP), she resigned and became an independent to run for the presidency at the 2017 Singapore presidential election.

Halimah won the election after a walkover. Prior to her presidency, she was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong GRC (situated from Bukit Batok East) from 2001 to 2015 and for Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC (constituency of Marsiling) from 2015 to 2017. She was sworn in the following day becoming the second Muslim president since Yusof Ishak in 1965. She had also served as the 9th Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore from 2013 to 2017.

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