11th Parliament of Singapore
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|11th Parliament of Singapore|
|2 November 2006 – 19 April 2011|
Seating arrangements of the House
|Speaker of Parliament|
|2 November 2006 – 13 April 2009|
|18 May 2009 – 19 April 2011|
|Lee Hsien Loong|
7 May 2006 – 19 April 2011
The 11th Parliament of Singapore was the previous Parliament of Singapore. The first session commenced on 2 November 2006 and was prorogued on 13 April 2009. The second session commence from 18 May 2009 and was dissolved on 19 April 2011. The membership was set by the 2006 Singapore General Election on 7 May 2006, and it has changed twice due to the deaths of Jurong GRC MP Dr Ong Chit Chung in 2008, and Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Balaji Sadasivan who was also the Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
The 11th 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 7 May 2006. The Opposition is led by the Secretary General of the Worker's Party of Singapore, Mr Low Thia Kiang. The Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore is Abdullah bin Tarmugi, of the People's Action Party. He was re-elected as the Speaker of the House for the 11th Parliament on 2 November 2006.
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Result of the Singapore General Election, 2006
|People's Action Party||748,130||66.6||82||0|
|Singapore Democratic Alliance||145,628||13.0||1||0|
|Singapore Democratic Party||45,937||4.1||0||0|
|Source: Singapore Elections|
- Contested seats only; across all constituencies the number of registered voters was 2,159,721.
The Worker's Party, being the best performing opposition party with 16.34 percent of the Popular vote, was awarded a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Seat in accordance with the Constitution. The NCMP seat was eventually taken up by Sylvia Lim, the chairperson of the Worker's Party.
Overview of "Sylvia Lim" article
- Abdullah bin Tarmugi (the People's Action Party MP for East Coast GRC) was re-elected Speaker of the Parliament on 2 November 2006. He was first elected as Speaker during the first sitting of the 10th Parliament of Singapore on the 25 March 2002.
- Prime Minister of Singapore: Lee Hsien Loong (People's Action Party)
- Leader of the Opposition: Low Thia Kiang (Worker's Party)