7th Parliament of Singapore

The 7th Parliament of Singapore was a meeting of the Parliament of Singapore. Its first session commenced on 9 January 1989 and was prorogued on 21 April 1990. Its second session commenced on 7 June 1990 and was prorogued on 29 January 1991. It commenced its third session on 22 February 1991 and was dissolved on 14 August 1991.[1]

The members of the 7th Parliament were elected in the 1988 general election. Parliament was controlled by a People's Action Party majority, led by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew who subsequently handed over to Goh Chok Tong. The Speaker was Tan Soo Khoon.[2] The de facto Leader of the Opposition was Chiam See Tong of the Singapore Democratic Party.

7th Parliament of Singapore
Majority parliament
9 January 1989 – 14 August 1991
House
Speaker of Parliament
Prime
Minister
Leader of the
Opposition
Sessions
1st Session
9 January 1989–21 April 1990
2nd Session
7 June 1990–29 January 1991
3rd Session
22 February 1991–14 August 1991
Cabinets
7th Cabinet
Lee Kuan Yew
9 January 1989–28 November 1990
7th Cabinet
Goh Chok Tong
28 November 1990–14 August 1991
Parliamentarians
ElectedNCMPNominated
8112
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Results of the Singapore General Election, 1988

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Action Party 848,029 63.2 80 +3
Workers' Party 224,473 16.7 0 –1
Singapore Democratic Party 158,341 11.8 1 0
National Solidarity Party 50,432 3.8 0 New
United People's Front 17,282 1.3 0 0
Singapore Justice Party 14,660 1.1 0 0
Singapore Malay National Organisation 13,526 1.0 0 0
Angkatan Islam 280 0.0 0 0
Independents 15,412 1.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 30,629
Total 1,373,064 100 81 +2
Registered voters/turnout 1,449,838 86.9
Source: Singapore Elections

References

  1. ^ "Sessions of Parliament". Parliament of Singapore. Parliament of Singapore. 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ "List of Former Speakers". Parliament of Singapore. Parliament of Singapore. 7 August 2017.

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