Leader of the Opposition (Singapore)
|Leader of the Opposition of
the Republic of Singapore
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|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 leader of the second largest political party represented in the Parliament of Singapore. During the 1955 Legislative Assembly election, the late Lee Kuan Yew was the de facto Leader of the Opposition, as the People's Action Party was then the second largest political party represented in the Legislative Assembly.
Seating in Parliament
The Leader of the Opposition sits on the left side of the Parliament chamber, directly opposite the Prime Minister of Singapore.
Salary and Remuneration
The Leader of the Opposition doesn't draw a salary from this post. He is entitled the same salary and remuneration with the rest of the members of Parliament.
List of Opposition Leaders
|Colour key (for political party)|
|No||Name||Picture||Born-Died||Took Office||Left Office||Political Party|
|1||Lee Kuan Yew||1923–2015||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||1926–2008||1981||1986||WP|
|4||Chiam See Tong||1935–||1986||1993||SDP|
|5||Ling How Doong||1934-||1993||1997||SDP|
|4(2)||Chiam See Tong||1935–||1997||2001||SPP|
|6||Low Thia Khiang||1956–||2006||WP|
- "Executive Council of Workers' Party of Singapore". Workers' Party of Singapore. Retrieved 28 December 2012.