Singapore

Parliament

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Date of independence
1965
Notes
No information available
Year of first woman in parliament
1963
Year of first woman speaker
2013

Women’s right to vote

Women’s right to vote
1965
National or local
National
Restricted or universal suffrage
Universal

Notes: TBC; Prior to independence, under British administration, women were granted the right to vote on 18 July 1947 and first exercised this right in the 1948 legislative council elections. This right was confirmed at independence.

Women’s right to stand for election

Women's right to stand for election
1965
National or local
National
Restricted or universal
Universal

Notes: TBC; Prior to independence, under British administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election on 18 July 1947 and first exercised this right in the 1948 legislative council elections. These rights were confirmed at independence.

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No