11th Parliament of Singapore

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11th Parliament of Singapore
majority parliament
2 November 2006 – 19 April 2011
Seating plan of the 11th Parliament of Singapore.svg
Seating arrangements of the House
Speaker of Parliament
Leader of the
1st Session
2 November 2006–April 13, 2009
2nd Session
May 18, 2009–19 April 2011
11th Cabinet
Lee Hsien Loong
May 7, 2006–present
<10th 12th>

The 11th Parliament of Singapore was the previous Parliament of Singapore. The first session commence from November 2, 2006 and prorogued on April 13, 2009. The second session commence from May 18, 2009 and was dissolved on April 19, 2011.[1] 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[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Action Party 748,130 66.6 82 0
Workers' Party 183,578 16.3 1 0
Singapore Democratic Alliance 145,628 13.0 1 0
Singapore Democratic Party 45,937 4.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 26,730
Total 1,150,003 100 84 0
Registered voters/turnout[a] 1,223,442 94.0
Source: Singapore Elections
  1. ^ Contested seats only; across all constituencies the number of registered voters was 2,159,721.

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.




House Leaders[edit]