Popular US website features President Halimah Yacob as one of 12 women who run the world


US pop culture website NowThis has featured Singapore President Halimah Yacob as one of 12 women who run the world.

The popular web publication identified 12 women, as part of its 2017 in Review series, who have been elected into office around the world.

Besides President Halimah, this list includes New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasan, Australian Senator Penny Wong, as well as 7 US politicians: Senator Catherine Cortez, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith,  Mayors Preet Didbal and Latoya Cantrell, State Representatives Teresa Alonso and Ilhan Omar, along with Democratic Party member Danica Roem.

Interestingly, the video includes more than one clip and a short description of the values all the female politicians it has featured hold – all except for President Halimah.

The video only describes the head of state as the first woman president of Singapore and includes only one silent clip of her – leaving her part in the video in stark contrast to the other women, all of whom have more than one shot and more information about themselves.

Take a look at the video here:

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Posted by NowThis Her on Wednesday, 27 December 2017