New Zealand: Finance Minister Bill English is new PM

Thursday, 8 December, 2016 - 11:15

New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English has become new Prime Minister of New Zealand after the sudden resignation of John Key.

After Bill English received the support of 59 caucus members, two of his opponents - Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Correctional Services Minister Judith Collins withdrew their candidacies.

Don Brash, the former National leader said: «He has a different style to John Key but I don’t rule out him developing a strong relationship with the New Zealand electorate».