Lee Hsien Loong

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Lee Hsien Loong
(Prime Minister of Singapore)

Lee Hsien Loong (born 10 February 1952) is the third Prime Minister of Singapore, in office since 2004. He is the eldest son of Singapore's first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew.

As the Secretary-General of the People's Action Party (PAP), Lee became Prime Minister in August 2004, succeeding Goh Chok Tong. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Teck Ghee since 1984 and a member of the Cabinet since 1987 and was one of the key leaders in Singapore's political transition in the 1980s and 1990s. Before becoming Prime Minister in 2004 he served as the Minister for Trade and Industry, Minister for Finance and Deputy Prime Minister. Prior to his election to Parliament, he served as an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, quickly rising to the rank of Brigadier-General.

Political Career

Preceded by Office Term Succeeded by
Goh Chok Tong Prime Minister 2004–present Incumbent
Secretary General of the People's Action Party
Richard Hu Minister for Finance 2001–2007 Tharman Shanmugaratnam
New constituency MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC 1991–present Incumbent
Goh Chok Tong Deputy Prime Minister 1990–2004
Served alongside: Goh Chok Tong, Shanmugam Jayakumar
Tony Tan
Tony Tan Minister for Trade & Industry 1986–1992 Suppiah Dhanabalan
New constituency MP for Teck Ghee SMC 1984–1991 Constituency abolished
Merged into Ang Mo Kio GRC

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