ElectionGudie

Sept. 23, 2017 Held

2,516,608
Registered to Vote
Singapore

Republic of Singapore

Election for President

More Info:

Singapore: Presidential Election

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Singapore

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Tony TAN Keng Yam (since 1 September 2011)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong (since 12 August 2004)
  • Assembly: Unicameral Parliament with 100 seats, comprising 88 elected Members of Parliament, 3 Non-Constituency Members of Parliament and 9 Nominated Members of Parliament

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is directly elected by a majority popular vote for a 6-year term.

Last Election:

  • To ensure multi-racial representation in the Presidency, an election for the office of the President will be reserved for a certain community if no person belonging to that community has held the office of the President for any of the 5 most recent terms of office. The communities are the Chinese community, the Malay community, and the Indian and Other Minorities communities. The 2017 Presidential Election was reserved for the Malay community.

Main candidate in the election:

  • Halimah Yacob

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,607,283 (2016)
  • Registered Voters: 2,516,608 (28 August 2017)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,004,033 (2016)
  • Is Singapore a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Singapore ratified CEDAW: Yes, Accession (5 October 1995)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: 1
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 23 out of 100 (2017)
  • Human Development Index Position: 5
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Singapore a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 November 2012)
  • Has Singapore ratified CRPD: Yes (18 July 2013)
  • Population with a disability: 116,000