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Halimah Scores but Singaporeans Remain Divided on Need for Reserved Elections

After a month, it would appear that Singaporeans are getting used to their first female President.

October national polling reveals that 64% of Singaporeans were positive about the announcement of Mdm Halimah Yacob as President while 68% are confident she will be successful in her new job.

Given the controversy surrounding her non-contested appointment, however, it is clear that many Singaporeans are still to be convinced about the need for the reserved election. Support for the RE provision stands at 55% while 45% still oppose the idea.

Perspectives on President Halimah Yacob