Singapore’s next PM likely to be finance veteran

Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has been appointed as the next probable Prime Minister. He brings to this post his extensive experience as Finance Minister and former head of Singapore's central bank.
Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat
Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat

The man likely to be Singapore’s next Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat, will bring to this office his substantial experience as a senior finance official in the Southeast Asian financial hub.

On November 23, Heng, who is currently Finance Minister, was appointed first assistant secretary general of the ruling People’s Action Party PAP, a post which Goh Chok Tong and Lee Hsien Loong assumed before becoming Prime Minister, the PAP announced on its website on the same day.

Heng’s main competitor for the top post, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, was appointed second assistant secretary general.  

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