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The news that a timeline for the premiership has yet to be decided came especially when Lawrence Wong said the focus now was “thinking about organizing a team of Singapore’s leaders and familiarizing himself with himself.” It surprised netizens a little. Expanded Role”.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Monday (August 15) that there are two possible scenarios for when the leadership change will take place.
first time: Wong could become prime minister before the next general elections, which must be held by November 2025. In that case, Wong said he would “clearly lead” the People’s Action Party (PAP) and its fourth generation of political leaders. , or the 4G team, in the election.
Second: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong could remain party leader in the next elections, and could cede the position to the prime minister if the PAP wins.
Wong added that the timing has not yet been decided. He added that for now, the most important thing for him is to think about organizing a team of Singapore’s leaders and getting used to his own expanded role.
“My priority now is to start thinking about organizing the team, how I want to address my immediate priorities, and take this time to settle into my new expanded responsibilities and portfolio. It’s about doing things like that,” he said. The Straits Times article.
“We will decide on this important (succession) issue at some point,” he said.
Wong’s comments were made during an interview with Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwaite.
Netizens who commented on the interview felt that the timeline was not a guideline at all and was rather vague.
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