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Former New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English quits politics

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 13 Feb 2018

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English quits politics

Wellington: Former New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English on Tuesday announced he has decided to quit politics.

English served as the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2016 to 2017.

The main opposition leader of the country announced his resignation as leader of the National Party and his exit from parliament.

Announcing his resignation, he thanked his supporters and family members in a short message he posted on Twitter.

"Today I announced I'm resigning as Leader of the @NZNationalParty and leaving Parliament. It's been an honour and a privilege - thank you to my family and all those New Zealanders who have supported me. I am sure the National Party will continue to strengthen," he tweeted.

He will leave Parliament on Mar 1.

 

Image: twitter.com/RtHonBEnglish