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Lawrence Wong to be deputy prime minister

Singapore’s Finance Minister Lawrence Wong will be promoted to deputy prime minister, in a cabinet reshuffle revealed on June 6.

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SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has actually called Finance Minister Lawrence Wong as deputy prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle that will work next Monday.

Wong will be the acting prime minister in Lee’s lack. He will likewise continue as minister for financing.

The promo was extensively anticipated after Wong was backed as leader of the next generation group in April. He has actually served in the education ministry and is likewise co-chair of Singapore’s job force on Covid-19.

Heng Swee Keat, who will stay deputy prime minister after the reshuffle, was formerly anticipated to take over from Lee.

In a shock statement in 2015, Heng stated he will be stepping aside for a more youthful leader so that the brand-new leader can “have a longer runway.”

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