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Singapore gets a new PM after 20 years: Lawrence Wong – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Lawrence Wong was sworn in on Wednesday as Singapore's new prime minister, marking the first leadership change in 20 years and becoming only the fourth leader since the nation's Independence. Wong, 51, is part of the "4G" leaders, a new generation of politicians selected by the long-dominant People's Action Party (PAP) to maintain stability and continuity in the city-state.The oath to Wong was administered by President Tharman Shanmugaratnam, 67, in what was described by local media as a low-key leadership transition.He will retain his position as finance minister while taking over from Lee Hsien Loong, the 72-year-old son of Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Lee Hsien Loong led Singapore for two decades and will stay in Wong's cabinet as senior minister, continuing ...