Overview Singapore

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The executive is strong and its dominant position negatively affects a horizontal separation of powers in the country. Hence, the prime minister and the cabinet make all key political decisions and the parliament is subordinated to them.

Singapore’s economy remained weak in the period under review and faces downward pressure, due to global factors, such as the trade war between the U.S. and China. GDP growth in 2017 peaked at 3.6% before declining again in 2018 to somewhere between 3% and 3.5%.

The Singaporean government is largely successful in containing corruption, and integrity mechanisms are in place and effective and corruption in the civil service is by far the lowest in the region.

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