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End of An Era in Singapore as PM Lee Prepares to Hand Over Power

End of An Era in Singapore as PM Lee Prepares to Hand Over Power

By Sebastian Strangio
Tomorrow, Lawrence Wong will become the city-state's fourth prime minister. He faces a host of challenges on both the domestic and international fronts.

Who Is Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s Next Prime Minister?

Who Is Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s Next Prime Minister?

By Sebastian Strangio
The deputy prime minister will take over from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong next month.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Step Down on May 15

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Step Down on May 15

By Associated Press
Lee will hand power to his deputy, Lawrence Wong, in a long-planned transition.

Singapore Adds New Corruption Charges to Case Against Former Minister

Singapore Adds New Corruption Charges to Case Against Former Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
Ex-Transport Minister S. Iswaran has been charged with obtaining $14,000 in kickbacks, including golf clubs and expensive whisky.

Singapore Restricts Display of National Emblems Relating to Israel-Hamas War

Singapore Restricts Display of National Emblems Relating to Israel-Hamas War

By Sebastian Strangio
The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that it will not allow the foreign conflict to jeopardize the city-state's "peace and harmony.”

Singapore’s PM Announces Plan to Step Down Before 2025 Election

Singapore’s PM Announces Plan to Step Down Before 2025 Election

By Associated Press
He will hand over power to his deputy and Singapore's Finance Minister Lawrence Wong late next year.

Singapore’s New President Does Not Imply a Mandate for the PAP

Singapore’s New President Does Not Imply a Mandate for the PAP

By Kazimier Lim
Tharman Shanmugaratnam's landslide victory may seem like an endorsement of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), but is better seen as a reflection of his personal popularity.
Tan Kin Lian’s Conservative Views Divide Singapore’s Anti-PAP Forces

Tan Kin Lian’s Conservative Views Divide Singapore’s Anti-PAP Forces

By Robin Vochelet
Ahead of Friday’s presidential election, anti-establishment voters are struggling with what to make of the “independent” candidate’s campaign.

Three Candidates Approved to Run in Singaporean Presidential Election

Three Candidates Approved to Run in Singaporean Presidential Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Six candidates applied to run for the mostly ceremonial post, but only three met the city-state's stringent criteria.

Singapore Says It Will Hold Presidential Election on September 1

Singapore Says It Will Hold Presidential Election on September 1

By Sebastian Strangio
But it remains to be seen how many candidates can meet the city-state's stringent eligibility criteria.

Singaporean Parliamentary Speaker and MP Resign Over ‘Inappropriate’ Affair

Singaporean Parliamentary Speaker and MP Resign Over ‘Inappropriate’ Affair

By Sebastian Strangio
The resignations follow the rare arrest of a cabinet member amid a probe by the country's Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.
The Changing Nature of the Singaporean Presidency

The Changing Nature of the Singaporean Presidency

By Edmund Lim
Since the city-state's independence in 1965, the office has undergone a number of significant evolutions.

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