Popular New Zealand Prime Minister John Key calls it quits

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announces his resignation, at Parliament in Wellington, on December 5, 2016Popular New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his shock resignation Monday, saying he was never a career politician and it was the right time to go after eight years in the job. The former Merrill Lynch currency trader called it “the hardest decision I’ve ever made”, with no plans on what to do next other than spend more time with his family. Key recently marked his eighth anniversary as prime minister and 10th year as leader of the centre-right National Party, which is set to meet next week to elect his successor.

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