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Wong sworn in as Singapore’s new PM

Wong sworn in as Singapore’s new PM


Singapore’s newly appointed prime minister Lawrence Wong was sworn in on Wednesday, succeeding Lee Hsien Loong, who has led the country for 20 years.

Wong took the oath of office in a televised ceremony at the national palace, in presence of Singaporean President Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

Wong will retain his current position as finance minister and leads a country led for a couple of decades by Loong, the 72-year-old son of Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, who remained in office until his death in 2015.

Source: Kuwait News Agency