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Speaker Of The Parliament Of Singapore
The speaker of the Parliament of Singapore is the presiding officer of the Parliament of Singapore. The speaker is nominated by the prime minister before being appointed by the Parliament. The speaker is also second in the presidential line of succession. The incumbent speaker is Tan Chuan-Jin, who took office on 11 September 2017. Although Singapore is modelled after the Westminster system, unlike their counterpart in the United Kingdom—where the speaker must remain strictly non-partisan and renounce all affiliation with their former political parties when taking office and afterwards, the speaker of the Parliament of Singapore can choose to remain partisan. The speaker is assisted by two deputy speakers, Christopher de Souza and Jessica Tan, who both took office on 31 August 2020. In the event when the speaker is unavailable, the deputy speakers will preside over the parliamentary session. Election Parliament must elect a Speaker at the beginning of each new parl ...
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Parliament Of Singapore
The Parliament of Singapore is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of Singapore, which governs the country alongside the president of Singapore. Largely based upon the Westminster system, the Parliament is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs) who are elected, as well as Non-constituency Members of Parliament (NCMPs) and Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) who are appointed. Following the 2020 general election, 93 (currently 92) MPs and two NCMPs were elected to the 14th Parliament. Nine NMPs will usually be appointed by the president. The speaker of Parliament has overall charge of the administration of Parliament and its secretariat, and presides over parliamentary sittings. The leader of the house is an MP appointed by the prime minister to arrange government business and the legislative programme of Parliament, while the leader of the opposition is the MP who leads the largest political party not in the government. Some of Parliament's work is carried o ...
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People's Action Party
The People's Action Party (abbreviation: PAP) is a major conservative centre-right political party in Singapore and is one of the three contemporary political parties represented in Parliament, alongside the opposition Workers' Party (WP) and Progress Singapore Party (PSP). Initially founded as a traditional centre-left party in 1954, the leftist faction was soon expelled from the party in 1961 by Lee Kuan Yew in the midst of Singapore's merger with Malaysia, desiring to move the party's ideology towards the centre after its first electoral victory in 1959. Beginning in the 1960s, the party henceforth began to move towards the centre-right. Following the 1965 agreement which led to Singapore's expulsion from the Malaysian federation, almost the entire opposition except for the WP boycotted the following elections in 1968 in response to their initial incredulity towards independence, thereafter allowing the PAP the opportunity to exercise exclusivity over its governance of ...
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Tanglin Single Member Constituency
Tanglin Single Member Constituency was a single member constituency (SMC) in the city area of Singapore. The constituency was formed in 1951 and was abolished in 1997. History In 1951, the Tanglin Constituency was formed by carving up Municipal South-West Constituency. In 1955, parts of the constituency were divided to form Cairnhill, Havelock and Queenstown constituencies. In 1959, it was further divided to form River Valley and Ulu Pandan constituencies. In 1988, it was renamed as Tanglin Single Member Constituency as part of Singapore's political reforms. In 1997, it was abolished and merged into Kreta Ayer–Tanglin Group Representation Constituency. Member of Parliament Elections Elections in the 1990s Elections in the 1980s Elections in the 1970s Elections in the 1960s Note: Thio Chan Bee, the then incumbent of this ward had contested in the previous general election under Singapore People's Alliance's ...
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Edmund W
Edmund is a masculine given name or surname in the English language. The name is derived from the Old English elements ''ēad'', meaning "prosperity" or "riches", and ''mund'', meaning "protector". Persons named Edmund include: People Kings and nobles *Edmund the Martyr (died 869 or 870), king of East Anglia *Edmund I (922–946), King of England from 939 to 946 *Edmund Ironside (989–1016), also known as Edmund II, King of England in 1016 *Edmund of Scotland (after 1070 – after 1097) *Edmund Crouchback (1245–1296), son of King Henry III of England and claimant to the Sicilian throne * Edmund, 2nd Earl of Cornwall (1249–1300), earl of Cornwall; English nobleman of royal descent *Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341–1402), son of King Edward III of England * Edmund Tudor, earl of Richmond (1430–1456), English and Welsh nobleman *Edmund, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1803–1873), the last created Austrian field marshal of the 19th century In religion * Saint Edmund (di ...
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2nd Legislative Assembly Of Singapore
The 2nd Legislative Assembly of Singapore was a meeting of the Legislative Assembly of Singapore The Legislative Assembly of the State of Singapore was the legislature of the Government of Singapore from 1955 to 1965 and is the predecessor of the Parliament of Singapore. The Rendel Constitution, proposed in 1953, sought to give the local ... from 1 July 1959 until 3 September 1963. Composition Members This is the list of members of the 2nd Legislative Assembly of Singapore elected in the 1959 general election. Changes in members By-elections Vacated seats Defections, suspensions and removal of whip Progression of government majority and party totals References {{Singapore Parliaments Singapore government policies Legislative branch of the Singapore Government Parliament of Singapore ...
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1st Legislative Assembly Of Singapore
The 1st Legislative Assembly of Singapore was a meeting of the Legislative Assembly of Singapore The Legislative Assembly of the State of Singapore was the legislature of the Government of Singapore from 1955 to 1965 and is the predecessor of the Parliament of Singapore. The Rendel Constitution, proposed in 1953, sought to give the local ... from 22 April 1955 until 31 March 1959. Composition Members Elected Assembly Members Ex-officio Assembly Members Nominated Assembly Members Changes in members By-elections Vacated seats Appointments Defections, suspensions and removal of whip Progression of government majority and party totals References {{Singapore-stub Singapore government policies Legislative branch of the Singapore Government Parliament of Singapore ...
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Independent (politician)
An independent or non-partisan politician is a politician not affiliated with any political party or bureaucratic association. There are numerous reasons why someone may stand for office as an independent. Some politicians have political views that do not align with the platforms of any political party, and therefore choose not to affiliate with them. Some independent politicians may be associated with a party, perhaps as former members of it, or else have views that align with it, but choose not to stand in its name, or are unable to do so because the party in question has selected another candidate. Others may belong to or support a political party at the national level but believe they should not formally represent it (and thus be subject to its policies) at another level. In running for public office, independents sometimes choose to form a party or alliance with other independents, and may formally register their party or alliance. Even where the word "independent" is used, s ...
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Chief Justice Of Singapore
The chief justice of Singapore is the presiding member of the Supreme Court of Singapore. It is the highest post in the judicial system of Singapore, appointed by the president, chosen from the candidates recommended by the prime minister. The incumbent chief justice is Sundaresh Menon. History Prior to 1963 the Chief Justice was appointed by the Governors of the respective British colonies. Prior to 1867 the role of the Chief Justice was with the Recorders of the respective British colonies in the area (Penang, Malacca and Singapore). List of chief justices (1965–present) Chief Justices of the Republic of Singapore List of chief justices (1867–1965) Chief Justices of the Straits Settlements Chief Justices of the Colony of Singapore Chief Justices of the State of Singapore See also * Attorney-General of Singapore External links List of former judges Singapore Singapore (), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country a ...
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Presidential Elections In Singapore
Presidential elections in Singapore, in which the President of Singapore is directly elected by popular vote, were introduced through amendments to the Constitution of Singapore in 1991. Potential candidates for office must meet stringent qualifications set out in the Constitution. Certificates of eligibility are issued by the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC). In particular, the PEC must assess that they are persons of integrity, good character and reputation; and if they have not previously held certain key government appointments or were the chief executives of profitable companies with shareholders' equity of an average of S$500 million for the most recent three years in that office, they must demonstrate to the PEC that they held a position of comparable seniority and responsibility in the public or private sector that has given them experience and ability in administering and managing financial affairs. The general strictness of the qualifications has resulted in ...
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Council Of Presidential Advisers
The powers of the president of Singapore are divided into those which the president may exercise at their own discretion, and those they must exercise in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet of Singapore or of a minister acting under the general authority of the Cabinet. In addition, the president is required to consult the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) when performing some of their functions. In other cases, the president may consult the CPA if they wish to but is not bound to do so. In 1991, the Constitution of Singapore was amended to transform the office of president, which was previously indirectly elected by Parliament, into an office directly elected by its citizens. The amendment conferred on the president certain executive functions to block attempts by the government of the day to draw down past reserves that it did not accumulate. Thus, a guarantee may only be given or a loan raised by the government if the president concurs, and their approval is also ne ...
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President Of Singapore
The president of Singapore is the head of state of the Republic of Singapore. The role of the president is to safeguard the reserves and the integrity of the public service. The presidency is largely ceremonial, with the Cabinet led by the prime minister having the general direction and control of the government. 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. History The office of the ''President of the Republic of Singapore'' was created on 9 August 1965 when Singapore achieved independence from Malaysia. It replaced the office of Yang di-Pertuan Negara which was created when Singapore attained self-governance from the United Kingdom in 1959. The last Yang di-Pertuan Negara, Yusof Ishak, became the first president of Singapore. After his death in 1971, he was succeeded by Benjamin Sheares who served until his death in 1981. Sheares was succeeded by Devan Nair, who then resigned ...
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