Prime Minister of Singapore

Prime Minister of the
Republic of Singapore
Lee Hsien Loong June 2018.JPG
Incumbent
Lee Hsien Loong

since 12 August 2004
Government of Singapore
Cabinet of Singapore
Prime Minister's Office
Style
TypeHead of government
AbbreviationPM
ResidenceSri Temasek
AppointerPresident of Singapore
Term lengthNo term limit
Inaugural holderLee Kuan Yew
Formation3 June 1959 (1959-06-03)
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of Singapore
SalaryS$2,200,000 annually
(including S$192,500 MP salary)
Websitewww.pmo.gov.sg

The prime minister of Singapore is the head of government of the Republic of Singapore. The president appoints the prime minister, a Member of Parliament (MP) who in their opinion, is most likely to command the confidence of the majority of MPs. The incumbent prime minister is Lee Hsien Loong, who took office on 12 August 2004.

Singapore is modelled after the Westminster system thus, the prime minister only governs with the confidence of the majority in Parliament; as such, the prime minister typically sits as a Member of Parliament (MP) and leads the largest party or a coalition of parties. In practice, the prime minister has been the leader of the political party with the majority number of elected MPs.


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