The First Cabinet of Lee Hsien Loong of the Government of Singapore was sworn into office on 12 Aug 2004.
|First Lee Hsien Loong Cabinet|
13th Cabinet of Singapore
|Date formed||12 August 2004|
|Date dissolved||29 May 2006|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||S.R. Nathan|
|Head of government||Lee Hsien Loong|
|Member party||People's Action Party|
|Status in legislature||Supermajority|
82 / 94
|Opposition party||Workers' Party (WP)|
|Opposition leader||Low Thia Khiang (WP)|
|Legislature term(s)||10th Parliament of Singapore|
|Predecessor||Fourth Goh Chok Tong Cabinet|
|Successor||Second Lee Hsien Loong Cabinet|
The swearing-in ceremony was held outdoors on the Istana grounds—instead of City Hall where his two predecessors Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong held their ceremonies— in order to accommodate 1,400 invited guests representing different demographics of the population. S. Jayakumar was elevated to Deputy Prime Minister, while Tony Tan retained his DPM position — a post he held since his return to Cabinet in 1995. Lee Hsien Loong retained his Finance Minister post held since 2001.
Lee's immediate predecessor, Goh Chok Tong, was named Senior Minister, and ranked second in order of precedence. Goh's predecessor, Lee Kuan Yew, who was the nation's first prime minister and Lee Hsien Loong's father, was subsequently named Minister Mentor.
- "Lee Hsien Loong becomes prime minister of Singapore - Singapore History". eresources.nlb.gov.sg.
- Chua, Mui Hoong (11 August 2004). "Mr Lee names his Cabinet". The Straits Times.
- "Press Statement by Mr Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister Designate on New Appointments" (PDF). National Archives of Singapore. 10 August 2004.