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Singaporeans will likely know their next PM on Friday

SINGAPORE’S ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) is expected to unveil is next line of leaders on Friday in an announcement that will see the candidate who will most likely succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to become the city-state’s fourth premier. Sources told the Straits Times that the country’s top decision-making body held a meeting Wednesday night to determine who would fill the crucial post of first assistant secretary-general and the rest of the new office-holders. After making the announcement, the party’s central executive committee (CEC) will meet with MPs and branch secretaries to explain their decision. SEE ALSO: Which Singapore graduates are most employable in the world?  According to the Straits Times, choice for first assistant secretary-general – the post that most likely leads to becoming Lee’s successor – appears to have narrowed down to two contenders: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, 57, and Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, 49. The candidate who takes on Lee’s post will also likely become one of the higest-paid political leaders in the world. According to various estimates, Lee earns an average annual salary of SGD2 million (US$1.45 million) a year. The sources said Lee is unlikely to attend the media conference on Friday as he intends to focus on the fourth-generation (4G) leadership. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Singaporeans will likely know their next PM on Friday, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Singaporeans will likely know their next PM on Friday

 

 

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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Thursday, 22 November

 

 

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