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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns citing family reasons

Mr Key is stepping down at the request of his wife Bronagh, the New Zealand Herald reports.


New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns citing family reasons

Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his shock resignation on Monday, saying it was the right time to go, citing family reasons.

"This is the hardest decision I`ve ever made and I don`t know what I`ll do next," he said at a press conference. His National Party is set to meet next week to elect a new leader.

According to a report in The BCCI, Bill English is expected to take over until the National Party holds a caucus to choose a new PM.

Mr Key is stepping down at the request of his wife Bronagh, the New Zealand Herald reports.

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