Politics of Singapore

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Politics and government of
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The politics of Singapore take place in a framework of a parliamentary republic whereby the Prime Minister of Singapore is the head of government, and of a dominant-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Like many countries in the world today, there are three separate branches of government, namely the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary.

Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Parliament of Singapore. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. The legislature is the parliament, which consists of the president as its head and a single chamber whose members are elected by popular vote. The role of the president as the head of state has been, historically, largely ceremonial although the constitution was amended in 1991 to give the president some veto powers in a few key decisions such as the use of the national reserves and the appointment of key judiciary positions. He also exercises powers over civil service appointments and internal security matters.

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