Singapore’s new prime minister vows to ‘lead in our own way’ as Lee dynasty ends after half-century


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Open this photo in gallery: Singapore's new Prime Minister Lawrence Wong makes a speech after being sworn in at the Istana on May 15.EDGAR SU/Getty Images Singapore’s new Prime Minister Lawrence Wong vowed to make “tomorrow better than today” as he took his oath of office Wednesday in a carefully planned political succession designed to ensure stability in the Asian financial hub. A U.S.-trained economist, Wong, 51, succeeds Lee Hsien Loong, 72, who stepped down after two decades. He is the city-state’s fourth leader and the first born after Singapore’s independence in 1965. Lee’s departure marked the end of a...