11th Parliament of Singapore
|11th Parliament of Singapore|
|2 November 2006 – 19 April 2011|
Seating arrangements of the House
|Speaker of Parliament||
|Leader of the
|2 November 2006–April 13, 2009|
|May 18, 2009–19 April 2011|
|Lee Hsien Loong
May 7, 2006–present
The 11th Parliament of Singapore was the previous Parliament of Singapore. The first session commence from November 2, 2006 and prorogued on the April 13, 2009. The second session commence from May 18, 2008 and was dissolved on the April 19, 2011. The membership was set by the 2006 Singapore General Election on May 7, 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 May 7, 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 November 2, 2006.
Result of the Singapore General Election, 2006
|Parties and alliances||Leader||Contested
|Seats won||Popular vote||%||+/-|
|People's Action Party||Lee Hsien Loong||84||82†||748,130||66.60||
|Workers' Party||Low Thia Khiang||20||1||183,578||16.34||
|Singapore Democratic Alliance||Chiam See Tong||20||1||145,628||12.96||
|Singapore Democratic Party||Chee Soon Juan||7||0||45,937||4.09||
|Did not vote (contested)||72,884||3.38|
|Did not vote (walkover)||935,820||43.35|
|Total voting electorate||2,158,704||100.00|
|† includes uncontested victories|
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.
- Abdullah bin Tarmugi (the People's Action Party MP for East Coast GRC) was re-elected Speaker of the Parliament on November 2, 2006. He was first elected as Speaker during the first sitting of the 10th Parliament of Singapore on the March 25, 2002.
- Prime Minister of Singapore: Lee Hsien Loong (People's Action Party)
- Leader of the Opposition: Low Thia Kiang (Worker's Party)