Choice of next PM could now be down to two

Post of PAP's 1st assistant sec-gen could go to Heng Swee Keat or Chan Chun Sing: Sources

The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is expected to announce its line-up of office-holders within two weeks.

Sources say the choice for the crucial first assistant secretary-general (ASG) post - potentially Singapore's next prime minister - has narrowed to two: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 14, 2018, with the headline 'Choice of next PM could now be down to two'. Print Edition | Subscribe