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Reshuffle marks new phase in changing of guard

Changes will stretch younger ministers as part of ramp-up towards the handover

From May 1, the fourth generation ministers will have a dominant presence in the Cabinet, at least based on numbers.

They will make up nearly two-thirds of the nation's top executive body, up from around half now. Of the 16 ministries, 10 will be helmed by a 4G minister.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2018, with the headline 'Reshuffle marks new phase in changing of guard'. Print Edition | Subscribe