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George Yong-Boon Yeo (born 13 September 1954; simplified Chinese: 杨荣文; traditional Chinese: 楊榮文; pinyin: Yáng Róngwén) is a politician from Singapore. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is currently the country's Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Prior to taking up his present role as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yeo previously served as Minister for Information and the Arts, Minister for Health, and Minister for Trade and Industry.

Yeo has been a Member of Parliament representing the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency since 1988. In the 2006 General Elections, Yeo's team won the constituency with 56.1% of the votes to the Workers' Party's 43.9%. This was the narrowest victory in any Group Representation Constitiuency at that election, and came in the wake of the controversy surrounding one of the Worker's Party's candidates, James Gomez. The main issues in the elections included employment; cost of living; government policies; the need for an effective opposition voice in parliament; and the quality of the candidates.

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