July 10, 2020 Held


Republic of Singapore

Election for Singaporean Parliament


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,540,359
Valid Votes:2,494,537
Invalid Votes:45,822

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

People's Action Party (人民行动党) 83 - - 1,524,781


Workers' Party of Singapore (新加坡工人党) 10 - 279,245


Progress Singapore Party (Progress Singapore Party) - - 253,459

Election Results Modified: Jul 22, 2020

General Information

Singapore: Parliamentary Election, July 10, 2020

At Stake in this election:

  • 93 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President HALIMAH Yacob (since 14 September 2017)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong (since 12 August 2004)
  • Assembly: Singapore has a unicameral Parliament with 104 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the Parliament, 93 Members of Parliament (MPs) are directly elected by first-past-the-post voting in 31 constituencies. 14 constituencies are Single Member Constituencies, and 17 are Group Representation Constituencies, which may have between 2 and 6 MPs. Additionally, up to 9 Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) may appointed by the President to ensure political diversity and independent opinions,[1] and a maximum of 12 Non-constituency Members of Parliament (NCMPs) may be appointed from candidates who did not win in a general election but were one of the best-performing runners-up. Voting is mandatory in all Singapore’s elections for all eligible individuals.

Election Overview:

  • Singapore’s 17th general election was called on 23 June 2020 following the dissolution of Parliament by President HAMILAH Yacob. Candidate nomination occurred on 30 June 2020, followed by a nine-day election campaign. In the 2015 general election, the People’s Action Party (PAP) maintained their majority in the Parliament, winning 69.5% of the vote and 83 seats in the Parliament, while the Workers’ Party of Singapore won 12.5% of the vote and 6 seats.

Main parties in the election:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,209,660 (July 2020 est.) [2]
  • Registered Voters: 2,651,435 (July 2020) [3]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 3,176,252 (2020 est.) [4]
  • Is Singapore a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Singapore ratified CEDAW: No [5]
  • Gender Quota: No [6]
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 24 (2015) [7]
  • Human Development Index Position: 9 [8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index Categorization: Low (2019) [9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Singapore a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 November 2012)
  • Has Singapore ratified CRPD: Yes (18 July 2013) [10]
  • Population with a disability: 851,171 [11]



[1] The term for elected members is five years. For appointed members the term is 2.5 years.

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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