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What's the next chapter in Singapore's political succession story?

This is the fifth of 12 primers on current affairs issues that are part of the outreach programme for The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz.

On Wednesday, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will become the Deputy Prime Minister - moving him a step closer towards eventually becoming Singapore's next leader.

His promotion came as no surprise as the ruling People's Action Party's (PAP) fourth-generation team had selected Mr Heng to be its leader, and he was appointed the party's first assistant secretary-general last November.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2019, with the headline 'What's the next chapter in Singapore's political succession story?'. Print Edition | Subscribe