Leader of the Opposition (Singapore)

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Leader of the Opposition of
the Republic of Singapore
Workers' Party of Singapore logo.png
Workers' Party Logo
Low Thia Khiang 2011.JPG
Incumbent
Low Thia Khiang

since 2001
Appointer Central Executive Council of Workers' Party of Singapore
Term length While leader of the second largest political party represented in the parliament not in government.
Inaugural holder Lee Kuan Yew
(Legislative Assembly 1955)
Formation 6 April 1955
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The Leader of the Opposition of Singapore is usually the second largest political party represented in the Parliament of Singapore. During the 1955 Legislative Assembly election, Lee Kuan Yew was the de facto Leader of Opposition, as the People's Action Party was the second largest political party represented in the Legislative Assembly.

The current de facto Leader of Opposition is Low Thia Khiang of Workers' Party of Singapore.

Seating in Parliament[edit]

The Leader of Opposition sits on the left side of the Parliament, directly opposite the Prime Minister of Singapore.

Salary and Remuneration[edit]

The Leader of Opposition doesn't draw a salary from this post. He is entitled the same salary and remuneration with the rest of the Member of Parliament.

List of Opposition Leaders[edit]

Colour key (for political party)
      PAP

      SPA
      WP
      SDP
      SPP
      SDA

No Name Picture Born-Died Took Office Left Office Political Party
1 Lee Kuan Yew Lee Kuan Yew in the 1960s 1923– 1955 1959 PAP
2 Lim Yew Hock 1914–1984 1959 1963 SPA
No Leader of the Opposition during 1963-1965, as the BS leaders are not represented in the Parliament of Singapore.
No Leader of the Opposition during 1965–1981, as there is no elected Opposition in the Parliament of Singapore.
3 Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam JoshuaBenjaminJeyaretnam-Singapore-20051107-detail.jpg 1926–2008 1981 1986 WP
4 Chiam See Tong ChiamSeeTong-SDARally-20060502.jpg 1935– 1986 1993 SDP
5 Ling How Doong 1934- 1993 1997 SDP
4(2) Chiam See Tong ChiamSeeTong-SDARally-20060502.jpg 1935– 1997 2001 SPP
4(3) 2001 2006 SDA
6 Low Thia Khiang[1] Low Thia Khiang 2011.JPG 1956– 2006 WP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executive Council of Workers' Party of Singapore". Workers' Party of Singapore. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

See also[edit]