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Halimah Yacob steps down as Speaker and MP, resigns from PAP to run for President

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Grassroots Adviser Madam Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament, MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC (Marsiling), accompanied by her husband Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee, speaks to the media after announcing her decision to run for president at the Marsiling National Day Dinner Celebration on 6 August 2017.

[SINGAPORE] Madam Halimah Yacob, who will contest the upcoming presidential election, has resigned as Speaker of Parliament and MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC MP.

She submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday, informing him of her decision to step down as MP and leave the People's Action Party, where she was a member of the central executive committee and chaired the PAP Seniors' Group.

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