President of Singapore

President of the
Republic of Singapore
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Presidential Crest
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Presidential Standard
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Incumbent
Halimah Yacob

since 14 September 2017
Style
TypeHead of state
ResidenceThe Istana
AppointerParliament
(1965–1991)
Direct election
(1991–present)
Term lengthSix years, renewable
Inaugural holderYusof Ishak
Formation9 August 1965 (1965-08-09)
DeputyChairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers
SalaryS$1,540,000 annually
Websiteistana.gov.sg

The president of Singapore is the head of state of the Republic of Singapore. The role of the president is largely ceremonial, with the executive authority vested in the Cabinet led by the prime minister. The incumbent president is Halimah Yacob, who took office on 14 September 2017. She is also the first female president in the country's history.


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