New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns
John Key announces he will resign as prime minister of New Zealand
John Key has announced that he will resign as prime minister of New Zealand, after eight years in the job.
Mr Key called it “the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” adding “I don’t know what I’ll do next.”
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.
Mr Key won a third term forthe National Party at elections of September 2014.