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Following landslide election win by ruling party, Singapore announces new Cabinet structure

  • FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015 file photo, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of the ruling People's Action Party celebrates a win in his constituency in Singapore. Less than three weeks after a landslide general election win by the ruling party, Singapore announced a new Cabinet structure Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 in a pitch for leadership renewal, with some senior officeholders taking on wider coordinating roles overseeing younger ministers.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015 file photo, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of the ruling People's Action Party celebrates a win in his constituency in Singapore. Less than three weeks after a landslide general election win by the ruling party, Singapore announced a new Cabinet structure Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 in a pitch for leadership renewal, with some senior officeholders taking on wider coordinating roles overseeing younger ministers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, center,  is seated with members of his new Cabinet, from left to right: Ng Chee Meng, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Senior Minister of State for Transport; Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Foreign Affairs and Transport; Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport; Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security; Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies; Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance; Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Environment and Water Resources; Ong Ye Kung, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Senior Minister of State for Defence, in Singapore, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Less than three weeks after a landslide general election win by the ruling party, Singapore announced a new Cabinet structure Monday in a pitch for leadership renewal, with some senior officeholders taking on wider coordinating roles overseeing younger ministers. (AP Photo/Annabelle Liang)

    Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, center, is seated with members of his new Cabinet, from left to right: Ng Chee Meng, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Senior Minister of State for Transport; Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Foreign Affairs and Transport; Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport; Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security; Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies; Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance; Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Environment and Water Resources; Ong Ye Kung, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Senior Minister of State for Defence, in Singapore, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Less than three weeks after a landslide general election win by the ruling party, Singapore announced a new Cabinet structure Monday in a pitch for leadership renewal, with some senior officeholders taking on wider coordinating roles overseeing younger ministers. (AP Photo/Annabelle Liang)  (The Associated Press)

Less than three weeks after a landslide general election win by the ruling party, Singapore has announced a new Cabinet structure in a pitch for leadership renewal, with some senior officeholders taking on wider coordinating roles overseeing younger ministers.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who has helmed the city-state's parliament since 2004, described the change as "bold," saying Monday that countries including Britain and Indonesia had made similar moves.

In the new Cabinet structure, senior officeholders of three portfolios — home affairs, finance and national development — will drop their previous duties and take on guiding roles. Of the three, two will continue to hold the roles of deputy prime minister, while the other will take on a new transport portfolio.