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|Singapore (Malay: Singapura - Chinese: 新加坡 / Xinjiapo - Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் / Singapur - English: Singapore) is a country in South East Asia. The capital is Singapura/Xinjiapo/Singapur/Singapore. The dominant religion8s are buddhism and islam (sunni). The official languages are Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil. Singapore has a population of around on 682.7 km². The country is a parliamentary republic where despite democratic structures there is no fair chance for the opposition.|
|Freedom House rated the country on political rights with a 5 and on civil rights with a 4, both on a scale of 1 to 7 (in which 1 is the most free).
Freedom House considers Singapore to be a partly free country.
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Political parties (including links) - A short history
President: Sellapan Ramanathan [S.R. Nathan] (1999)
Prime minister: Lee Hsien Loong (2004) PAP
The president is elected for a six year term by the people. For the last presidential elections (24 august 1999) only one candidate was declared eligible. The government is formed by the PAP.
Parliament has has 93 members, 84 members elected for a five year term in single-seat and multi-seat constituencies and 9 members appointed by the president.
|Parliament: 4 november 2001 (. %, 55 seats uncontested)||%||90|
|People's Action Party/Partai Tindakan Rakyat||PAP||75.3||82|
|Workers' Party of Singapore||WPS||.||1|
|Singapore Democratic Alliance||SDA||.||1|
|- National Solidarity Party||NSP|
|- Singapore People's Party||SPP||1|
|- Singapore Justice Party||SJP|
|- Pertuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Singapura/Singapore Malays National Organization||PKMS|
|Singapore Democratic Party||SDP||> 10.0||-|
|Democratic Progressive Party||DPP||.||-|
Main political parties:
|Other parties on the net: -|