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Presidential hopeful Halimah quits as Speaker, leaves PAP

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 05:50

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Madam Halimah, with her husband Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee, speaking to reporters after announcing her candidacy for president at the Marsiling National Day dinner on Sunday.

Singapore

A DAY after declaring her intent to contest next month's presidential election, Halimah Yacob vacated her official positions as Speaker of Parliament and a member of parliament.

The 62-year-old also tendered her resignation from the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), a

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