Monday, 5 December 2016


Get out the champagne!!

LIVE: John Key resigns as Prime Minister
John Key has revealed he will step down as Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the National Party next week.

5 November, 2016

Media conference in the bunker at Parliament. Gerry Brownlee speaks to media.
John Key Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

A special caucus meeting will be called on 12 December, when a new leader will be decided upon.

He said it had been a privilege to serve the people of Helensville, and he will stay in Parliament long enough to avoid a by-election.

Mr Key made the announcement at Parliament today.

He told his Cabinet and caucus colleagues this morning that he did not intend to stay on for a fourth term as leader, he said.

"To me, this feels like the right time to go."

The timing would give caucus and the new leader time to settle in prior to next year's general election, he said.

It was "the hardest decision I've ever made," he said.

He did not know what he would do next.

Whoever was chosen as the next leader would have his "unwavering support", 
but if deputy prime minister Bill English put his name forward, then Mr Key would support his bid, he said.

more to come


BREAKING NEWS: John Key shock resignation – we suggest why

By Martyn Bradbury  

In a shock announcement, John Key, Prime Minister of NZ has announced his resignation.
The reason Key says he’s standing down is because he couldn’t lie to NZ about staying for a 4th term? This is the same PM who lied to our face over mass surveillance!
The shockwaves of this will be huge, suddenly the Opposition are in a position to capitalise.
The Daily Blog understands that there is a damning book coming out that will focus on John Key and this is the reason why he is standing down.
More information as it comes to hand.

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