Current Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, has just announced his resignation at his weekly press conference this afternoon.
Succeeding Don Brash as leader of the National Party in 2006, John Key led the party to win the national election in 2008, 2011 and again in 2014.
John Key has been at the helm as PM through some of the country's most difficult times, including the recession in the late 2000's, he formed the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority to aid the rebuild from the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and implemented a heavily protested policy for the privatisation of five state-owned enterprises.
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