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President’s speech opening thirteenth parliament

President Tony Tan Keng Yam has delivered his speech opening the new parliament following elections last year. He addressed issues such as the slowing economy, and ageing population as the […]

Cabinet of Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Tharman Shanmugaratnam Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies […]

Lee Hsien Loong announces his new Cabinet

Following the recent general election in Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced his government. There are 20 Cabinet ministers and the government has grown slightly from 33 to […]

PAP wins again

The party which has ruled Singapore since 1959, the People’s Action Party (PAP) continued its winning streak in yesterday’s general election. The centre-right PAP took 83 of the 89 seats […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election took place on 11 September 2015. People’s Action Party 83 Workers’ Party 6 Singapore Democratic Party 0 National Solidarity Party 0 Reform Party 0 Singaporeans First 0 Singapore […]

Singapore goes to the polls

Singapore goes to the polls today to elect 89 members of the Parliament of Singapore. There are 29 constituencies comprising 13 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs) and 16 Group Representation Constituencies […]

General election called for 11th September

President Tony Tan, on the advice of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, dissolved Singapore’s 12th Parliament yesterday (25th August) and has issued the writ for a general election to be […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Singapore

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Singapore Press Release No. 15/349 July 22, 2015 On July 15, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

PM makes Cabinet changes

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made five changes to his Cabinet and second tier Ministers yesterday. The announcement as published on the Prime Minister’s website is as follows: “Press Statement […]

The Independent

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