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    Singapore Government - 1990
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    SOURCE: 1990 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: Republic of Singapore

      Type: republic within Commonwealth

      Capital: Singapore

      Administrative divisions: none

      Independence: 9 August 1965 (from Malaysia)

      Constitution: 3 June 1959, amended 1965; based on preindependence State of Singapore Constitution

      Legal system: based on English common law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: National Day, 9 August (1965)

      Executive branch: president, prime minister, two deputy prime ministers, Cabinet

      Legislative branch: unicameral Parliament

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--President WEE Kim Wee (since 3 September 1985); Head of Government--Prime Minister LEE Kuan Yew (since 5 June 1959); First Deputy Prime Minister GOH Chok Tong (since 2 January 1985); Second Deputy Prime Minister ONG Teng Cheong (since 2 January 1985)

      Political parties and leaders: government--People's Action Party (PAP), Lee Kuan Yew; opposition--Workers' Party (WP), J. B. Jeyaretnam; Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), Chiam See Tong; National Solidarity Party (NSP), Soon Kia Seng; United People's Front (UPF), Harbans Singh; Barisan Sosialis (BS); Communist party illegal

      Suffrage: universal and compulsory at age 20

      Elections: President--last held 31 August 1989 (next to be held NA August 1993); results--President Wee Kim Wee was reelected by Parliament without opposition; Parliament--last held 3 September 1988 (next to be held NA September 1993); results--PAP 61.8%, WP 18.4%, SDP 11.5%, NSP 3.7%, UPF 1.3%, others 3.3%; seats--(81 total) PAP 80, SDP 1; note--BS has 1 nonvoting seat

      Communists: 200-500; Barisan Sosialis infiltrated by Communists

      Member of: ADB, ANRPC, ASEAN, CCC, Colombo Plan, Commonwealth, ESCAP, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, IFC, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IPU, ISO, ITU, NAM, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Tommy KOH Tong Bee; Chancery at 1824 R Street NW, Washington DC 20009; telephone (202) 667-7555; US--Ambassador Robert D. ORR; Embassy at 30 Hill Street, Singapore 0617 (mailing address is FPO San Francisco 96699); telephone p65o 338-0251

      Flag: two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; near the hoist side of the red band, there is a vertical, white crescent (closed portion is toward the hoist side) partially enclosing five white five-pointed stars arranged in a circle

      NOTE: The information regarding Singapore on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Singapore Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Singapore Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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