Lawrence Wong Is PAP’s Deputy Secretary-General, New Role Illustrates Party Leadership Transition

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Lawrence Wong Becomes PAP Deputy Secretary-General

The People’s Action Party (PAP) elected deputy prime minister (DPM) Lawrence Wong to the party’s deputy secretary-general seat on Saturday (26 Nov), it said in a press release.

He will be joined by Chan Chun Sing and Desmond Lee, who will both be assistant secretaries-general.

When prime minister Lee Hsien Loong is absent, Mr Wong will fulfil his duties.

PAP leadership transition as Lawrence Wong becomes deputy secretary-general

The deputy secretary-general role is a new one. Previously, the incoming prime minister would be elected as the first assistant secretary-general of the party.

Mr Wong was announced as the next prime minister this year.

Speaking on Facebook after the announcement, Mr Wong stressed that much work lies ahead for everyone, not just in government but also politics.

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