Here is all you need to know about the resignation of New Zealand PM John Key
It came as a shock for all of us, but the Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key has actually announced his resignation in an unexpected move, saying it is the right time to step down and he is leaving on his own terms. Notably, his resignation will be effective from December, when the National MPs will meet to finalise the new leader. Here is all you need to know about the resignation of New Zealand PM John Key.
John Key and his successful journey
- John Key is regarded as one of the most famous and popular Prime Ministers in the history of New Zealand
- He was first elected in the year 2008
- Key recently marked his 10 year anniversary as the leader of National Party
- Key believes that the mark of a good Prime Minster was one “who left the country in better shape than they found it.” According to him, it was the right time to step down
Important points that you need to know
- John Key has announced that he will vote for Finance Minister Bill English to take over
- New leader will be announced on December 12, 2016
- Next election is scheduled before November, 2017 and Key said that he hopes a new leader will give the National Party a chance to win again at polls
- John Key has said that he will remain in the parliament house to avoid byelction, but will step down as an MP before the next election.
According to reports, as a Prime Minister he considered his economic management of the country as a mark of success, even though during his time also economy of the country faced some ups and downs.
Well, it is not just the end of a leadership, but it is end of an era. His supporters will definitely miss him.