Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Heng Swee Keat will step back as the leader of the fourth-generation (4G) leadership team of the People’s Action Party (PAP).

"After careful deliberation and discussions with my family, I have decided to step aside as leader of the 4G team, so that a younger leader who will have a longer runway can take over,” he announced at a press conference on April 8.

The move means Heng will also no longer be in consideration to be the next Prime Minister.

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