Singaporeans know she will be the one.
This after they know that Halimah Yacob will be the next president of Singapore when the presidential election is held in September 2017.
One Singaporean, Gong Xi Nee, said: “It is great that Singapore now has a female president. This is a step forward for Singapore.”
“It is good to be decisive so early on.”
“The presidency is the highest office in the land and it shouldn’t be left to chance to decide who gets to own it.”
Other locals said Singaporeans are clever to avoid falling into the trap other countries have inevitably fallen into.
Another local, Tou Piao, said: “We don’t want to end up in a situation like the United States, where a person can actually become president without winning the popular vote.”
“Okay, in Singapore you can also become president without winning the popular vote, but you get the drift.”