Singapore PM, Lee to step down from the post prior to next general election

Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore. Photo: Reuters via Japan Times

Kathmandu, 05 Nov: Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, on Sunday, announced that he would hand over the premiership to Lawrence Wong before the country faces next general election, according to the Japan Times.

Wong, 50, is the serving deputy prime minister as well as deputy-secretary general of the People’s Action Party (PAP).

Lee, 71, who has been leading the ruling party PAP for almost two decades, at the party’s convention, said he intends to hand over to DPM Lawrence before the next general election.

‘I will go wherever he thinks I can be useful and will do my best to help him and his team to fight and win the next election and to fulfill their responsibilities,’ said the paper quoting Lee.

The country must hold its next polls by November 2025, it added.