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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 kmĀ². 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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Official name: Repablik Singapura/Xinjiapo Gongheguo/Singapur Kutiyarasu/Republic of Singapore

Political parties (including links) - A short history

Executive:
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:
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 . -
Appointed members 6
Source: Straits Times

Main political parties:
Electoral alliance:
  • Singapore Democratic Alliance
    Parties:
  • Democratic Progressive Party: centrist party
  • National Solidarity Party: centrist party
  • People's Action Party/Partai Tindakan Rakyat: authoritarian party
  • Pertuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Singapura/Singapore Malays National Organization: Malay minority party
  • Singapore Democratic Party: liberal party
  • Singapore Justice Party
  • Singapore People's Party: liberal party
  • Workers' Party of Singapore: social democratic party
  • Other parties on the net: -