Handover from Mr Lee Hsien Loong to Mr Lawrence Wong as Prime Minister

The Workers’ Party congratulates Mr Lawrence Wong on his appointment as the fourth Prime Minister of Singapore.

The Workers’ Party would also like to acknowledge and thank Mr Lee Hsien Loong for his long years of public service and leadership, including 20 years as Singapore’s third Prime Minister.

Mr Wong is taking over the leadership of our nation during an era of greater political contestation, with voters expecting greater transparency, and a greater say in public policies. The road ahead for our nation remains challenging in view of an uncertain and more unpredictable external environment on the one hand, and significant generational shifts on the domestic front on the other. To meet these challenges, a greater diversity of voices by way of elected opposition members in Parliament can be an important stabiliser for our politics, a source of strength, and expression of confidence in our people and our nation.

We wish incoming Prime Minister Wong the very best as he steps into his new role as Prime Minister. Under Prime Minister Wong’s leadership, the Workers’ Party will continue to play our legislative role to advance the interests of Singapore and Singaporeans.

Leader of the Opposition &
Secretary-General, The Workers’ Party