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13th Parliament of Singapore

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Speaker of Parliament  Halimah Yacob
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13th Parliament of Singapore
Prime Minister  Lee Hsien Loong 1 October 2015 — present
Leader of the Opposition  Low Thia Khiang 11 September 2015 — present

The 13th Parliament of Singapore is the current Parliament of Singapore that began on 15 January 2016. The membership was set by the 2015 Singapore General Election on 11 September 2015.

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The 13th Parliament is controlled by a People's Action Party majority, led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and members of the cabinet, which assumed power on 1 October 2015. The Opposition is led by the Secretary General of the Workers' Party, Low Thia Khiang. Halimah Yacob, of the People's Action Party, is the Speaker of Parliament. She was previously elected as the 9th Speaker of the House during the 12th Parliament on 14 January 2013.

Result of the Singapore General Election, 2015

The Workers' Party, being the best performing opposition parties were awarded 3 Non-Constituency Member of Parliament seats in accordance with the Constitution. Lee Li Lian, Dennis Tan, and Leon Perera were appointed as NCMPs, though Lee Li Lian had decided not to accept the NCMP post.

Speaker

  • Halimah Yacob of the People's Action Party, MP of Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, was re-elected as Speaker of Parliament on 15 January 2016.
  • Charles Chong and Lim Biow Chuan of the People's Action Party were elected as Deputy Speakers on 25 January 2016.
  • Leaders

  • Prime Minister: Lee Hsien Loong (People's Action Party)
  • Leader of the Opposition: Low Thia Khiang (Workers' Party)
  • House Leaders

  • Leader of the House: Grace Fu
  • Deputy Leader of the House: Desmond Lee
  • Whips

  • Government Whip: Chan Chun Sing
  • Deputy Government Whip: Sim Ann and Sam Tan
  • Committee of Selection

    As of 25 January 2016, the Committee of Selection, chaired by Speaker Halimah Yacob, consists of seven other members:

  • Chan Chun Sing
  • Cedric Foo
  • Grace Fu
  • Indranee Rajah
  • Low Thia Khiang
  • Masagos Zulkifli
  • Ong Ye Kung
  • Government Parliamentary Committees

    Sources: "13th Parliament of Singapore Government Parliamentary Committees" (PDF) (Press release). Singapore: People's Action Party. 13 November 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016. ; "PAP forms 12 GPCs for 13th Parliament of Singapore", Channel NewsAsia, 13 November 2015, archived from the original on 16 November 2015 .

    References

    13th Parliament of Singapore Wikipedia


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