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Encyclopedia > Cabinet of Singapore

Politics of Singapore

The cabinet of Singapore forms the executive and it is headed by the prime minister, who is the head of government. The prime minister is a member of parliament appointed by the president, who in his/her view is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the parliament. Cabinet members, also known as ministers, are sitting members of parliament appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister [1] (http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/non_version/cgi-bin/cgi_getdata.pl?actno=1999-REVED-CONST&doctitle=CONSTITUTION%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20SINGAPORE%0a&date=latest&method=part&segid=931158659-000425#931158659-001110). Large flag of Singapore Image originally derived from the public domain flags of the CIA World Factbook. ... Singapore is a republic with a Westminister system of parliamentary government, as outlined in the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore [1]. The legislative branch of government is the parliament, where members are elected by popular vote. ... Flag of the President of Singapore The President of Singapore is the head of state, being elected by universal suffrage since 1993. ... Singapore is a republic with a Westminister system of parliamentary government, as outlined in the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore [1]. The legislative branch of government is the parliament, where members are elected by popular vote. ... Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) are non-elected MPs in the Parliament of Singapore. ... The Prime Minister of Singapore is the elected head of government of the Republic of Singapore (and prior of August 9, 1965, the State of Singapore), being the leader of the largest party in the unicameral Parliament. ... The Government of Singapore is formed by the political party which gains a 50% majority in the general elections held in Singapore at least once every four years. ... The 1962 Merger Referendum of Singapore was a referendum held in Singapore on September 1, 1962, which called for people to vote on the terms of merger with Malaysia. ... Elections in Singapore gives information on election and election results in Singapore. ... Elections in Singapore gives information on election and election results in Singapore. ... Elections in Singapore gives information on election and election results in Singapore. ... Elections in Singapore gives information on election and election results in Singapore. ... Political parties in Singapore lists political parties in Singapore. ...


Unlike the cabinet in the United States where it functions largely as an advisory council to the head of government, the cabinet in Singapore collectively decides the government's policies and has influence over lawmaking.


Current Cabinet

As of May 9 2005, the Cabinet consists of the following: 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Portfolio Minister
Prime Minister
Minister for Finance
Lee Hsien Loong
Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew
Deputy Prime Minister
Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence
Tony Tan Keng Yam Dr
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Law
S. Jayakumar, Prof
Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng
Minister for Transport Yeo Cheow Tong
Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yong-Boon Yeo
Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts Lee Boon Yang, Dr
Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan
Minister, Prime Minister's Office Lim Boon Heng
Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang
Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean
Minister, Prime Minister's Office
Second Minister for National Development
Lim Swee Say
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs
Yaacob Ibrahim, Dr
Minister for Health Khaw Boon Wan
Minister for Manpower
Second Minister for Education
Ng Eng Hen, Dr
Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports
Second Minister for Trade and Industry
Vivian Balakrishnan, Dr
Minister, Prime Minister's Office
Second Minister for Finance
Second Minister for Foreign Affairs
Raymond Lim Siang Keat

Lee Hsien Loong (Hanzi: 李显龙/李顯龍; born February 10, 1952) is the third Prime Minister of Singapore. ... Goh Chok Tong (Chinese: 吴作栋, Hanyu Pinyin: Wú Zuòdòng; born May 20, 1941), was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore from November 26, 1990 to August 12, 2004, having had succeeded Lee Kuan Yew. ... Minister Mentor is a cabinet position uniquely created by the Singapore government in 2004 as part of a major leadership reshuffle. ... Lee Kuan Yew (born September 16, 1923) (Chinese: 李光耀, Pinyin: Lǐ Guāng Yào), also known as Lee Kan-You or Harry Lee Con-You, was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore from 1959 to 1990. ... Dr Tony Tan is the Ministry of Defense for the present Singapore. ... Professor S. Jayakumar (born August 12, 1939) is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Law of Singapore since 12 August 2004. ... Rear Admiral Teo Chee Hean is a Singapore politician and former chief of the Singapore Navy. ...

See also

Singapore is a republic with a Westminister system of parliamentary government, as outlined in the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore [1]. The legislative branch of government is the parliament, where members are elected by popular vote. ... The Government of Singapore is formed by the political party which gains a 50% majority in the general elections held in Singapore at least once every four years. ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ...

External link

  • Singapore Cabinet (http://www.cabinet.gov.sg/)
  • Singapore Government Website (http://www.gov.sg/)
  • Singapore Government Directory (http://www.sgdi.gov.sg/)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Cabinet of Singapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (161 words)
The Cabinet of Singapore forms the executive and is headed by the prime minister, who is the head of government.
The prime minister is a member of parliament appointed by the president, who in his or her view is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the parliament.
Cabinet members, also known as ministers, are sitting members of parliament appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister [1].
Letter from Singapore (2373 words)
Singapore and India, in fact, have been working hard at building stronger political and economic relations: they are about to sign a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), which covers not only trade but also investment and services.
Singapore, in fact, is the biggest Asian investor in India, and third only to Mauritius and the United States.
Singapore - whose GDP of US$100 billion is less than a sixth of India's - expects to attract more Indian hi-tech professionals, and also hopes that India will use it as an offshore center for financial transactions.
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