Parliament

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The Parliament and the President jointly make up the legislature, which is based on the Westminster system. Parliament is unicameral and is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs) who are elected, as well as Non-constituency Members of Parliament (NCMPs) and Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) who are appointed. It was preceded by Legislative Assembly.

List of sessions[edit]

Parliament Speaker Prime Minister Commenced Session Session dates[1] Dissolved By-elections
1st
(1963)
A.P. Rajah
(1 November 1964 – August 1966)
Punch Coomaraswamy
(August 1966 – 8 February 1968)
Lee Kuan Yew 8 December 1965 1st 8 December 1965 – 8 February 1968 8 February 1968 1966 (January, March, November), 1967
2nd
(1968)
Punch Coomaraswamy
(6 May 1968 – 1970)
Yeoh Ghim Seng
(1970 – 16 August 1972)
Lee Kuan Yew 6 May 1968 1st 6 May 1968 – 14 April 1971 16 August 1972 1970
2nd 21 July 1971 – 16 August 1972
3rd
(1972)
Yeoh Ghim Seng Lee Kuan Yew 12 October 1972 1st 12 October 1972 – 6 December 1974 6 December 1976 None
2nd 21 February 1975 – 6 December 1976
4th
(1976)
Yeoh Ghim Seng Lee Kuan Yew 7 February 1977 1st 7 February 1977 – 2 October 1978 5 December 1980 1977 (May, July), 1979
2nd 26 December 1978 – 5 December 1980
5th
(1980)
Yeoh Ghim Seng Lee Kuan Yew 3 February 1981 1st 3 February 1981 – 4 December 1984 4 December 1984 1981
6th
(1984)
Yeoh Ghim Seng Lee Kuan Yew 25 February 1985 1st 25 February 1985 – 27 January 1986 17 August 1988 None
2nd 20 February 1986 – 17 August 1988
7th
(1988)
Tan Soo Khoon Lee Kuan Yew
(9 January 1989 – 28 November 1990)
Goh Chok Tong
(28 November 1990 – 14 August 1991)
9 January 1989 1st 9 January 1989 – 21 April 1990 14 August 1991 None
2nd 7 June 1990 – 29 January 1991
3rd 22 February 1991 – 14 August 1991
8th
(1991)
Tan Soo Khoon Goh Chok Tong 6 January 1992 1st 6 January 1992 – 6 December 1993 16 December 1996 1992
2nd 10 January 1994 – 16 December 1996
9th
(1997)
Tan Soo Khoon Goh Chok Tong 26 May 1997 1st 26 May 1997 – 8 September 1999 18 October 2001 None
2nd 4 October 1999 – 18 October 2001
10th
(2001)
Abdullah Tarmugi Goh Chok Tong
(25 March 2002 – 12 August 2004)
Lee Hsien Loong
(12 August 2004 – 20 April 2006)
25 March 2002 1st 25 March 2002 – 1 December 2004 20 April 2006 None
2nd 12 January 2005 – 20 April 2006
11th
(2006)
Abdullah Tarmugi Lee Hsien Loong 2 November 2006 1st 2 November 2006 – 13 April 2009 19 April 2011 None
2nd 18 May 2009 – 19 April 2011
12th
(2011)
Michael Palmer
(10 October 2011 – 12 December 2012)
Halimah Yacob
(14 January 2013 – 25 August 2015)
Lee Hsien Loong 10 October 2011 1st 10 October 2011 – 15 April 2014 25 August 2015 2012, 2013
2nd 16 May 2014 – 25 August 2015
13th
(2015)
Halimah Yacob
(15 January 2016 – 7 August 2017)
Tan Chuan-Jin
(11 September 2017 – 23 June 2020)
Lee Hsien Loong 15 January 2016 1st 15 January 2016 – 3 April 2018 23 June 2020 2016
2nd 7 May 2018 – 23 June 2020
14th
(2020)
Pending Result Pending Result Pending Result Pending Result Pending Result To be announced To be announced

References[edit]

  1. "Sessions of Parliament". Singapore Parliament.