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Chapter 2 - Governance in Singapore


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What is the governance system in Singapore? You might have guessed it correctly. It's democracy. It can be divided into three areas. What are the three areas? Read on to find out.

Secondary 3 Express/ Normal Academic
Chapter 2 - Governance in Singapore.

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Chapter 2 - Governance in Singapore

  1. 1. Governance in Singapore
  2. 2. DEMOCRACY A system of government where the people choose their own leaders to form their government.
  3. 3. Democracy was created by the Greeks 2500 years ago Demos ‘people’ Kratos ‘power’
  4. 4. US President Abraham Lincoln
  5. 5. Democracy OF the people • (made up OF the same kind of people as us) • Everyone is equal. BY the people • (chosen BY the people) FOR the people • (the governmentt works FOR the people’s best interests) • The government serves us and our needs. is a government that is
  6. 6. How is a democratic government chosen?
  7. 7. Representative Democracy We elect the leaders that represent our constituencies.
  8. 8. Political Parties The incumbent party The opposition parties
  9. 9. 3 Branches of Democratic Government Legislative Executive Judiciary
  10. 10. The 1st Branch The Legislature: Parliament
  11. 11. Who is in Parliament? The President The Prime Minister
  12. 12. The Deputy Prime Ministers Tharman Shanmugaratnam Teo Chee Hean
  13. 13. All 15 of the Ministers
  14. 14. 3NCMPs (Non-Constituency MPs) 6Workers Party Opposition MPs 9NMPs (Nominated MPs) 81PAP MPs (Members of Parliament)
  15. 15. The 2nd Branch The Executive
  16. 16. Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) MOE Ministry of Finance (MOF) MFA Ministry of Health (MOH) MHA Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts (MICA) MINLAW Ministry of National Development (MND) MOM Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) MOT Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) PMO
  17. 17. The 3rd Branch The Judiciary
  18. 18. Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon Supreme Court Building Subordinate Courts 17 Judges in total