9th Parliament of Singapore

The 9th Parliament of Singapore was a meeting of the Parliament of Singapore. Its first session commenced on 26 May 1997 and was prorogued on 8 September 1999. It commenced its second session on 4 October 1999 and was dissolved on 18 October 2001.[1]

The members of the 9th Parliament were elected in the 1997 general election. Parliament was controlled by a People's Action Party majority, led by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and his cabinet. The Speaker was Tan Soo Khoon.[2]

9th Parliament of Singapore
Majority parliament
26 May 1997 – 18 October 2001
House
Speaker of Parliament
Prime
Minister
Leader of the
Opposition
Sessions
1st Session
26 May 1997–8 September 1999
2nd Session
4 October 1999–18 October 2001
Cabinets
9th Cabinet
Goh Chok Tong
26 May 1997–18 October 2001
Parliamentarians
ElectedNCMPNominated
8319
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Results of the Singapore General Election, 1997

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Action Party 465,751 65.0 81 +4
Workers' Party 101,544 14.2 1 0
Singapore Democratic Party 76,129 10.6 0 –3
National Solidarity Party 48,322 6.7 0 0
Singapore People's Party 16,746 2.3 1 New
Democratic Progressive Party 5,043 0.4 0 New
Independents 3,210 0.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 17,255
Total 734,000 100 83 +2
Registered voters/turnout 765,332 95.9
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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