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    Singapore Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Singapore
      conventional short form: Singapore


      Government type: parliamentary republic


      Capital: Singapore


      Administrative divisions: none


      Independence: 9 August 1965 (from Malaysian Federation)


      National holiday: Independence Day, 9 August (1965)


      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


      Suffrage: 21 years of age; universal and compulsory


      Executive branch: chief of state: President Sellapan Rama (S. R.) NATHAN (since 1 September 1999)
      head of government: Prime Minister GOH Chok Tong (since 28 November 1990) and Deputy Prime Ministers Brig. Gen. (Ret.) LEE Hsien Loong (since 28 November 1990) and TAN Keng Yam Tony (since 1 August 1995)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president, responsible to Parliament
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a six-year term; election last held 28 August 1999 (next to be held by August 2005); following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the president; deputy prime ministers appointed by the president
      election results: Sellapan Rama (S. R.) NATHAN elected president unopposed


      Legislative branch: unicameral Parliament (84 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms); note - in addition, there are up to nine nominated members; the losing opposition candidate who came closest to winning a seat may be appointed as a "nonconstituency" member
      elections: last held 3 November 2001 (next to be held 25 June 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PAP 75.3% (in contested constituencies), other 24.7%; seats by party - PAP 82, WP 1, SDA 1


      Judicial branch: Supreme Court (chief justice is appointed by the president with the advice of the prime minister, other judges are appointed by the president with the advice of the chief justice); Court of Appeals


      Political parties and leaders: governing party: People's Action Party or PAP [GOH Chok Tong]; opposition parties: Democratic Progressive Party or DPP [leader NA]; National Solidarity Party or NSP [Steve CHIA]; Singapore Democratic Alliance or SDA [CHIAM See Tong] (includes SPP, PKMS, NSP, SJP); Singapore Democratic Party or SDP [CHEE Soon Juan]; Singapore Justice Party or SJP [leader NA]; Singapore National Malay Organization or PKMS [Muhammad ALI Aman]; Singapore People's Party or SPP [CHIAM See Tong]; Workers' Party or WP [LOW Thia Kiang]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA


      International organization participation: APEC, ARF, AsDB, ASEAN, BIS, C, CP, ESCAP, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO, ITU, NAM, OPCW, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNIKOM, UNMEE, UNMISET, UPU, WCL, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTrO


      Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador CHAN Heng Chee
      consulate(s): New York
      consulate(s) general: San Francisco
      FAX: [1] (202) 537-0876
      telephone: [1] (202) 537-3100
      chancery: 3501 International Place NW, Washington, DC 20008


      Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Franklin L. LAVIN
      embassy: 27 Napier Road, Singapore 258508
      mailing address: PSC Box 470, FPO AP 96534-0001
      telephone: [65] 6476-9100
      FAX: [65] 6476-9232


      Flag description: 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 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Singapore Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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