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Contenders line up to replace New Zealand's outgoing leader

December 6, 2016 12:24 AM
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Contenders line up to replace New Zealand's outgoing leader

WELLINGTON New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English said on Tuesday he planned to stand for prime minister after John Key's surprise resignation a day earlier.

English, a former Treasury Department analyst who is also deputy leader of the ruling center-right National Party, is viewed by both lawmakers and political analysts as the front-runner for the top job.

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