Yahoo Poll: Has Halimah Yacob met your expectations as president?

President of Singapore Mdm Halimah Yacob. (File photo: AFP)

A “down-to-earth” president with a “common touch” – these are some of the descriptions of Mdm Halimah Yacob, Singapore’s first woman president, in media reports since she took office one year ago.

The former Speaker of Parliament was named president without a single vote being cast, as she was the only candidate to be awarded a Certificate of Eligibility in an election reserved for Malay candidates – which sparked online displeasure and the use of the #notmypresident hashtag.

Since she was sworn in on 14 September 2017, Mdm Halimah has received foreign dignitaries, invited Donald Trump to Singapore for a state visit in November 2018, attended NDP 2018 and participated in community events ranging from the President’s Star Charity 2017, the Garden Festival Orchid Show to the launch of a new Milo drink.

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