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Singapore’s new Prime Minister Lawrence Wong will take office on May 15

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April 15, 2024

Singapore’s new prime minister Lawrence Wong will be sworn in on May 15, 2024.

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SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will step down on May 15 and hand over power to Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, the Prime Minister Office said on Monday.

Wong will be sworn in at 8pm that day and become the country’s fourth prime minister since its independence in 1965.

Lee will relinquish his office to formally advise the president to appoint Wong to succeed him. DPM Wong has the unanimous support of the PAP MPs, the PMO statement said.

Lee announced in November that Wong will take the reins from him as leader of the ruling People’s Action Party before the next general election due November 2025. Lee has served as prime minister since 2004.

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