Lawrence Wong assumes role as Singapore’s 4th Prime Minister

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Lawrence Wong Assumes Role as Singapore’s Fourth Prime Minister in Historic Leadership Handover

In a momentous occasion for Singapore, Lawrence Wong, 51, has officially taken the oath of office as the nation’s fourth Prime Minister, marking the first leadership transition in 20 years. He succeeds Lee Hsien Loong, 72, who will continue to serve in the Cabinet as Senior Minister.

In his debut Cabinet announcement on Monday, Prime Minister Wong emphasized the importance of maintaining continuity and stability. As part of this strategy, he appointed experienced politician Gan Kim Yong as Deputy Prime Minister, solidifying a strong leadership team.