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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will resign on May 15

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will resign on May 15

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday he said who will resign on May 15th and pass the position to Lawrence Wong. Lee announced his intention to resign last November, but until today he had not given a specific date. The next elections in Singapore are scheduled for November 2025.

Lee, who is 72, has been prime minister of Singapore since 2004 and is the eldest son of Lee Kuan Yew, who ruled Singapore from 1959 to 1990 and is considered by many to be the founder of modern Singapore. Lee’s successor, Lawrence Wong, is known for serving as co-head of the government’s COVID-19 task force, a role for which he was highly praised for his achievements and communication skills. Wong is also currently vice-chairman of the Singapore government’s sovereign wealth fund and president of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the city-state’s central bank.

Lee had previously said he wanted to retire before he turned 70, but his retirement had been postponed due to the pandemic.

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