As far as Islam is concerned, it asserts that whatever format has
been adopted in appointing people to an office, it should be followed in
letter and spirit. If election has been deemed as the appropriate way in
appointing the president of an MSA, then whoever the candidate fielded, the
decision should be based on the opinion of the majority. If the majority
elects a woman, then, of course, she is eligible for the post.
As far as the matter of covering the hair is concerned, if this has not been
stipulated as a condition for female candidates, then of course this should
not stop someone from getting elected to such a post. However, a lady,
independent of this election, must give this issue a sincere thought. If she
comes to know that this is a requirement of her religion, she should, of
course, try to follow it as well.