Prime Minister of New Zealand, JOHN KEY has announced that he will resign after eight years in the job, citing family reasons.
Calling it “the hardest decision he has ever made,” an emotional Mr KEY said and I quote, “I don’t know what I’ll do next,” end of quote.
Mr Key, a popular leader, said it was a personal decision, and later denied media reports his wife of 32 years, BRONAGH, had given him an ultimatum.
He said he would not be seeking a fourth term in the 2017 election.
Deputy Prime Minister BILL ENGLISH is likely to take over until the National party holds a caucus to choose a new leader.