Singapore names new deputy prime minister in cabinet reshuffle

6/6/2022 11:16:00 AM

Singapore names new deputy prime minister in cabinet reshuffle

Singapore names new deputy prime minister in cabinet reshuffle

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has named Finance Minister Lawrence Wong as deputy prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle.

Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty ImagesSINGAPORE — Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has named Finance Minister Lawrence Wong as deputy prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle that will take effect next Monday.Wong will be the acting prime minister in Lee's absence. He will also continue as minister for finance.

The promotion was widely expectedafter Wong was endorsed as leader of the next generation team in April.He has served in the education ministry and is also co-chair of Singapore's task force on Covid-19.Heng Swee Keat, who will remain deputy prime minister after the reshuffle, was previously expected to take over from Lee.

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