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John Key announces resignation

Radio New Zealand logo Radio New Zealand 5/12/2016

LIVE: Deputy Prime Minister Bill English has just spoken to reporters about Prime Minister John Key's decision to resign.

He said he would probably announce tomorrow whether he would stand to replace Mr Key, saying he wanted to consult with his colleagues and his family first. 

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

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

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