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  Singapore Democratic Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) is an alliance of political parties in Singapore.
On 16 April 2006, SDA announced that in the upcoming election, it is aiming to win 15 seats in the coming General Election.
Chiam argued that a multi-party system is needed for democracy to survive in Singapore, and that a free Singapore with room for diverse views and opinions is necessary for the social, cultural and political well-being of the people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Singapore_Democratic_Alliance   (534 words)

 Democratic Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are a number of political parties called the Democratic Alliance or Alliance for Democracy.
The parties named Democratic Alliance are also listed under Democratic Party.
Republic of Macedonia (former Yugoslav) — Democratic Alliance
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Democratic_Alliance   (176 words)

 Singapore ruling PAP denied walkover election win - Boston.com
Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has been denied a majority by walkover in a general election for the first time in 18 years after opposition parties on Thursday fielded candidates for more than half the seats for the May 6 poll.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has been denied a majority by walkover in a general election for the first time in 18 years after opposition parties on Thursday fielded candidates for more than half the seats for the May 6 poll.
Analysts have no doubt the PAP will win Singapore's 10th election since 1965, but it may face a tougher contest this time as opposition parties, divided and marginalized in previous elections, are better organized and have coordinated their election strategies.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2006/04/27/singapore_ruling_pap_denied_walkover_election_win   (551 words)

 Access International Domains
Singapore was one of the fourteen states in the new Federation of Malaysia, which received independence from the United Kingdom in September 1963.
Singapore became a republic with a president serving as the head of state.
Singapore is an island nation at the southern tip of the Malay peninsula, divided from Malaysia by the Johore Strait.
webdb.iu.edu /internationalprograms/scripts/accesscoverpage.cfm?country=singapore   (1436 words)

 Singapore Star - Singapore News
SINGAPORE: Hailing the "strong mandate" given to his successor, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong was a happy man on Sunday, as far as the election results were concerned.
SINGAPORE Singapore Exchange, which listed its 100th Chinese stock on Friday, expects the number of share sales in the city by companies from China to at least match those of last year, according to...
SINGAPORE : Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou is in Singapore at the invitation of Matthias Yao, the Mayor of South East CDC.
www.singaporestar.com /p.x/ct/10/id/a677a0718b69db72   (1889 words)

 Singapore opposition alliance gets nod - source
The Singapore Democratic Alliance submitted its application to set up a party to the Registry of Societies in March.
Member of Parliament and secretary general of the Singapore People's Party Chiam See Tong will serve as the interim chairman until the new alliance's office bearers are voted in.
The alliance may offer opposition parties a chance at fighting for wards which group three to six candidates rather than the single seats they most hotly contested in the past.
www.singapore-window.org /sw01/010628re.htm   (311 words)

 TCM Breaking News - 2001/11/03: Ruling party wins Singapore general election
Despite the huge majority, the PAP was denied its hoped-for clean sweep of the general election in the tightly controlled city-state, with two opposition stalwarts holding on to their seats in Parliament.
Singapore Democratic Alliance chief Chiam See Tong won a fifth consecutive term in the legislature, where he is the longest-serving lawmaker in the tiny, struggling opposition.
Singapore is currently in its worst recession since its independence from Malaysia in 1965.
archives.tcm.ie /breakingnews/2001/11/03/story28872.asp   (486 words)

 Goal of Singapore opposition unity seen distant
WO Singapore opposition parties have declined to join an alliance set up to fight the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) in the next election, dimming the alliance's hopes of opposition unity.
The alliance offers the opposition a chance at fighting for larger wards which group at least three candidates, rather than the single seats parties contested before.
The new alliance's founding chairman Chiam See Tong said its purpose was "to unite the opposition" and "be a counter-force to balance the power of the ruling party" with the aim of eventually having a two-party system in Singapore.
www.singapore-window.org /sw01/010803re.htm   (470 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Backgrounder: Singapore's major political parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
With the SPP being the dominant party in the alliance, the executive committee of the SDA hopes that all the other opposition parties will come into the alliance so as to combine their resources to help build up a strong viable alternative political institution to challenge and compete with the PAP.
SDA's chairman Chiam See Tong retained Potong Pasir SMC where he has been the MP since 1984 and NSP's secretary general Steve Chia gained enough votes to be a Non-Constituency MP.
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) was formed in 1980 with an emphasis on the bread-and-butter issues concerning the common people and an aim to entrench democracy for Singapore.
english.people.com.cn /200605/06/eng20060506_263284.html   (928 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Singapore Country Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Singapore recognises that its future prosperity depends to a large extent on ASEAN’s economic progress and competitiveness and remains fully committed to efforts to forge ahead with the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), and the ASEAN Investment Area (AIA).
Singapore is a strong supporter of international law, particularly the sanctity of national sovereignty, and accordingly, has played an active role in many international fora, including the United Nations (Singapore was a non-permanent Security Council member from 2001-2002), the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Commonwealth.
Singapore is one of relatively few economies where the value of external trade is substantially higher than its GDP, underscoring the role of trade as the lifeblood of the country.
www.mfat.govt.nz /foreign/regions/sea/countrypapers/singapore.html   (2956 words)

 Singapore: Angus Reid Consultants
Singapore, Malacca and Penang—known as the Straits Settlements—would eventually become a crown colony of the British Empire.
Singapore’s laws also contemplate punishments for a variety of acts.
On Aug. 17, Singapore cancelled the presidential ballot, and declared Nathan officially re-elected.
www.angus-reid.com /tracker/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=8405   (832 words)

 singapore inthenews intergovernmental asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Singapore is to have its first fully contested election since 1988, as opposition parties are to vie for more than half the parliamentary seats.
Analysts say the opposition faces an uphill struggle because the PAP enjoys many advantages, including a healthy economy that is expected to grow by 6 per cent this year.
The country's three main opposition parties, the Workers' party, the Singapore Democratic Alliance and the Singapore Democratic party, will field 47 candidates, up from 29 in the last election in 2001.
www.apcprocess.net /singapore_inthenews.htm   (341 words)

 Singapore ruling party renews majority
Singapore's opposition, seeking to weaken the governing party's four-decade hold on power, held onto two crucial seats in Saturday's parliamentary polls but it was unclear whether its overall support would increase.
Singapore's tiny opposition parties had mounted their biggest challenge to the PAP in 18 years by fielding candidates for more than half the 84 seats in parliament.
Voting is compulsory in Singapore, but only about 1.2 million people out of 2.2 million on the electoral register had a chance to vote due to walkovers in 37 of the 84 seats.
news.ninemsn.com.au /article.aspx?id=99063   (716 words)

 Polls open for the 2006 Parliamentary Elections, Singapore - Wikinews
Lee, 54, is the son of the Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who was the Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990.
As election surveys and exit polls are banned in Singapore, it is difficult to determine how the political outcome might be.
The 2 remaining seats went to Chiam See Tong of the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) and Low Thia Khiang of the Workers' Party (WP).
en.wikinews.org /wiki/Polls_open_for_the_2006_Parliamentary_Elections,_Singapore   (493 words)

 Singapore Election Watch
Cohen forecasts Singapore's economy would expand by 6.5 percent to 7 percent this year, compared with the government's prediction of growth of as much as 6 percent, which he expects would be revised.
Some senior members of the Singapore Democratic Party were also sued by the premier and his father for statements made in the party's newspaper, while both Lees publicly questioned the character of Workers' Party candidate Gomez over his handling of a dispute related to his election form.
The Singapore governemnt formed by representatives of the PAP can only act as agents or representatives of Singaporeans to manage all assets and properties of all kinds and to govern Singapore, systemically in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations generally acceptable to Singaporeans.
singaporeelection.blogspot.com   (12682 words)

SINGAPORE: National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan has reacted strongly to statements by a Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) candidate that the Government is excessively marking up the prices of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats.
On Sunday night during the SDA rally in Yio Chu Kang, its candidate for Tampines GRC, Mr Edmund Ng Say Eng, said that he estimated, based on various tender reports, that the building cost of a $250,000 flat was only "$70,000 to $80,000".
SINGAPORE : Singapore Democratic Alliance's candidate for Tampines GRC, Edmund Ng says he is taking up the challenge by National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan to build HDB flats at lower cost.
totallyconfused.blogspot.com   (4989 words)

 Welcome to the Singapore People's Party Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Under a truly democratic socialist system each citizen shall enjoy the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom of assembly and the freedom of the press.
Singapore is a small island of about 644 square kilometers connected to the mainland of Peninsula Malaysia by a causeway of about 1½ kilometers long.
Soon Singapore shall have a second link to Malaysia when the bridges joining the two countries is completed in November this year.
www.spp.org.sg /Spp-Manifesto.htm   (1296 words)

 Bangkok Post Breaking News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Singapore (dpa) - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received a rousing mandate in his first election since assuming the post nearly two years ago, but was unable to secure a clean slate for the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) in parliament.
Chiam, head of the Singapore Democratic Alliance, secured 55.8 per cent of the votes for a fourth five-year term.
Ruling Singapore since its independence from Malaysia in 1965, the PAP has never lost an election and has, at most, yielded only four parliamentary seats to the opposition in 1991.
www.bangkokpost.com /breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=95170   (677 words)

 Singapore News.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Singapore - Singapore's People's Action Party, which has ruled the city-state since independence in 1965, won more than half the seats in parliament, the elections department said on Saturday.
Singapore's ruling party today won all but two seats in the 84-member parliament, giving Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong a resounding mandate to govern the city-state for another...
Singapore News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
www.singaporenews.net   (1261 words)

 Singabloodypore: Singapore Rebel
See decided to pull his movie from the Singapore international film festival after the country's censorship board warned him he could be jailed for up to two years or fined if his 26-minute film was screened.
Singapore's the Straits Times reports that the board had also advised festival organisers to remove See's documentary because it was a "party political film." Under Singaporean law, local films that "contain wholly or partly either partisan or biased references to or comments on any political matter" are banned, the paper added.
Singapore Rebel chronicles the tribulations of opposition activist Dr. Chee Soon Juan from his initial overcoming of fear to his acts of civil disobedience.
singabloodypore.blogspot.com /2005/05/singapore-rebel.html   (1407 words)

 صفحة جديدة 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In addition voters are likely to be swayed by the city state’s strong economy and fears they could be excluded from improvements to government-built apartment blocks if they vote for the opposition.
Three political parties — the Workers’ Party, Singapore Democratic Alliance and Singapore Democratic Party — are contesting 47 seats, up from only 29 in the 2001 elections.
The Lees are accusing the SDP leaders of implying they are corrupt in a series of articles contained in the party newsletter, the New Democrat.
www.omanobserver.com /29/Analysis/Analysis2.htm   (534 words)

 Trade union official sacked for opposition political ties: report
TRADE union official in Singapore has been sacked for refusing a union directive to renounce his membership of an opposition political party, a report said Thursday, Dec 5.
The union is one of the biggest in Singapore and is an affiliate of the umbrella labor movement, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).
Industrial disputes are rare in Singapore, where the interwoven nature of society sees the NTUC in a symbiotic relationship with the PAP which has ruled the southeast Asian city-state since independence nearly 40 years ago.
www.singapore-window.org /sw02/021205af.htm   (295 words)

 TODAYonline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
But with Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) leader Chiam See Tong missing, yesterday's meeting of the parties that make up the SDA seemed to end rather quickly.
Nevertheless, SDA members went ahead with the closed-door meeting, which was conducted by SDA's vice-chairman Muhamad Ali Aman, who is also PKMS' secretary-general.
He refused to comment on whether the SDA was allowing three former Singapore Democratic Party members to join the alliance.
www.todayonline.com /articles/105058.asp   (399 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Singapore ruling party wins polls
Singapore's ruling party has been returned to power in general elections, official results show.
In the last vote, in 2001, only a third of voters were offered a choice of candidate, with the opposition fielding hopefuls for 29 seats.
However, opposition groups, who had been attracting increasing support, had insisted the gap between rich and poor in Singapore was increasing.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4980812.stm   (364 words)

 SingaporeSurf : Life in the city
Singapore's ruling party won a majority in parliamentary elections Saturday, signaling continuity in the city-state's mix of economic success, social stability and tight political controls.
Singapore opposition leader Low Thia Khiang, secretary general of the Workers' Party, kept his hotly contested seat in parliament, on eof two opposition seats in the 84-seat parliament.
Singapore goes to the polls today after a campaign that has been marked by concerns over heartland issues and indicators that the opposition parties are ready to play a bigger role in the republic's PAP-dominated politics.
www.myapplemenu.com /singapore   (1655 words)

SINGAPORE : The impact of the Internet at this General Election is likely to be looked at by the relevant ministry after the polls.
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A Singapore opposition politician was arrested Sunday for allegedly threatening the country's election officials, a day after he failed to win a seat in national elections, an aide said.
His response was "Cut," a short, fast-paced film that pokes fun the Singapore censors and the attitudes they have to anything which fails to conform to their conservative views.
singabloodypore.blogspot.com   (10283 words)

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