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Goh Chok Tong

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Goh Chok Tong (Chinese: 吴作栋; pinyin: Wú Zuòdòng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô͘ Chok-tòng; born 20 May 1941) is a Singaporean former politician who served as the second Prime Minister of Singapore between 1990 and 2004, and Secretary-General of the People's Action Party between 1992 and 2004. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Marine Parade SMC between 1976 and 1988, and Marine Parade GRC between 1988 and 2020. Prior to his appointment as prime minister, he was the country's deputy prime minister, where he advocated for the Medisave, a scheme that allows Singaporeans to set aside part of their income into a Medisave account to meet future medical expenses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Goh Chok Tong has received more than 1,185,603 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Goh Chok Tong is the 5,291st most popular politician (up from 6,484th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Singapore and the 5th most popular Singaporean Politician.

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Among politicians, Goh Chok Tong ranks 5,291 out of 15,577Before him are Liamine Zéroual, Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien, Sultan Satuq Bughra Khan, Anne Hidalgo, Basina of Thuringia, and Margaret of Austria, Queen of Bohemia. After him are Qasar, Claude Françoise de Lorraine, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Marcus Aurelius Marius, and Krishnadevaraya.

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Among people born in 1941, Goh Chok Tong ranks 112Before him are Sergio Oliva, Karl Barry Sharpless, Grace Zabriskie, Stephen Jay Gould, Florinda Bolkan, and Liamine Zéroual. After him are George Smith, Eduardo Duhalde, Rached Ghannouchi, Roger Lemerre, Mircea Snegur, and Suzanne Mubarak.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, Goh Chok Tong ranks 5 out of 35Before him are Lee Kuan Yew (1923), Halimah Yacob (1954), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), and Parameswara (1344). After him are Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Vanessa-Mae (1978), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Ong Teng Cheong (1936), Benjamin Sheares (1907), and Julia Nickson (1958).

Among POLITICIANS In Singapore

Among politicians born in Singapore, Goh Chok Tong ranks 5Before him are Lee Kuan Yew (1923), Halimah Yacob (1954), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), and Parameswara (1344). After him are Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Benjamin Sheares (1907), Ho Ching (1953), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952), and David Marshall (1908).