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Singapore Names New Deputy PM as Succession Plan Advances

  • Lawrence Wong promoted; retains finance minister role
  • Country keeping cautious outlook on economy, politics
Lawrence Wong

Lawrence Wong

Photographer: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg
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Singapore’s Finance Minister Lawrence Wong was named deputy prime minister in a minor cabinet reshuffle Monday, advancing a succession plan that would see him eventually take over from Lee Hsien Loong as the country’s next leader.

“The next generation leadership is taking shape,” Lee said in a Facebook post. “I ask everyone to give your full support to this important transition, to steer Singapore safely out of the pandemic and into a brighter future.”