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Singapore election

Singapore PM banks on familiar cabinet to grapple with pandemic

Lee vows to see COVID crisis through after party's shaky election showing

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces his new cabinet on July 25, in this screenshot from a CNA broadcast.

SINGAPORE -- Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday announced a post-election cabinet reshuffle that kept his core team largely intact, as his government tackles an unprecedented economic crisis stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat -- widely seen as Lee's heir apparent -- will retain his posts, as will Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing. The same goes for former deputy prime ministers and current senior ministers Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

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