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Overseas reaction to Key resignation

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/12/2016


"John Key has been an extraordinary and inspiring world leader, role model and great friend. His resignation is a great loss for NZ and the world." - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

"Fine innings from John Key. Not many pollies retire unbeaten on a double ton." - Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

"John Key has been a good friend to Australia. I wish him and his family all the best." - Australian Labor Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten

"Congrats to my friend @JohnKeyPM on having served New Zealanders with distinction for 8 years. A strong leader; he will be missed." - Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

"Wishing @johnkeypm & his family all the best for the future. He has advocated tirelessly for NZ internationally these past 8 years." - UN Development Programme head, and Key's predecessor as PM, Helen Clark.

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