|Prime Minister of the|
Republic of Singapore
|Government of Singapore|
Cabinet of Singapore
Prime Minister's Office
|Type||Head of government|
|Appointer||President of Singapore|
|Term length||No term limit|
|Inaugural holder||Lee Kuan Yew|
|Formation||3 June 1959|
|Deputy||Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore|
(including S$192,500 MP salary)
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.