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Lee announces new Cabinet that remains largely unchanged as tackling Covid-19 takes priority

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The Edge Singapore7/25/2020 03:45 PM GMT+08  • 5 min read
Lee announces new Cabinet that remains largely unchanged as tackling Covid-19 takes priority
The priority, for now, is to deal with the fallout of Covid-19.
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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced a new cabinet with key appointments largely unchanged as the country continues to fight the Covid-19 health and economic crisis. The new parliament will convene on Aug 24.

With the exception of Lawrence Wong, Minister of National Development, other key ministers, Gan Kim Yong (Health), Josephine Teo (Manpower)and Chan Chun Sing (Trade and Industry) will continue their existing roles.

The two Senior Ministers, Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, will remain as well, to give advice when need be. The ruling People’s Action Party returned to power but got to put up with a popular vote share of 61.2% which is its second lowest ever. In total, the new cabinet has 37 officeholders, same as 2015.

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