Lee Hsien Loong Resigns As Singapore PM After 20 Years

His successor Lawrence Wong will be sworn in today.
Today marks a significant transition in Singapore’s leadership as Lee Hsien Loong officially steps down as Prime Minister.

In his tweet posted on 13 May, Lee Hsien Loong said, “Today, I formally informed President Tharman Shanmugaratnam of my decision to resign as Prime Minister on 15 May 2024. I also advised him to invite Lawrence Wong, who commands the confidence of the majority of MPs, to form the next government.”

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Lee Hsien Loong has been the Prime Minister of Singapore since August 12, 2004. As of his resignation on May 15, 2024, he served nearly 20 years in the role.

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Lee Hsien Loong, the eldest son of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, took over the leadership following a distinguished career in both the Singapore Armed Forces and public service.

Following his resignation, Lee’s chosen successor, Lawrence Wong, has actively engaged the public through social media, announcing his swearing-in ceremony scheduled for 7:45pm today.

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