Lawrence Wong to be deputy prime minister

Singapore’s Finance Minister Lawrence Wong can be promoted to deputy prime minister, in a cupboard reshuffle introduced on June 6.

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SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has named Finance Minister Lawrence Wong as deputy prime minister in a cupboard reshuffle that can take impact subsequent Monday.

Wong would be the performing prime minister in Lee’s absence. He will even proceed as minister for finance.

The promotion was broadly anticipated after Wong was endorsed as chief of the subsequent technology workforce in April. He has served within the schooling ministry and can also be co-chair of Singapore’s activity drive on Covid-19.

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

In a shock announcement final 12 months, Heng stated he can be stepping apart for a youthful chief in order that the brand new chief can “have an extended runway.”

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