Thinking Aloud

Search for new Singapore prime minister: Start with a rethink

It could be time to focus less on the age of a candidate and more on how long he stays in office if Singapore is to have more options

PM Lee Hsien Loong, DPM Heng Swee Keat and 4G Ministers at a press conference at the Istana on April 8, 2021.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

By some observers' reckoning, Mr Lawrence Wong's appointment as the new Finance Minister might have propelled him into the position of front runner to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

But don't hold your breath that the matter will be settled any time soon.

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