New Zealand Justice Minister Resigns Amid Scandal

August 30, 2014 4:48 AM

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New Zealand's Justice Minister Judith Collins resigned Saturday from her portfolios amid a scandal about her ties to a controversial blogger.

The resignation comes just three weeks before New Zealand's general election and could impact the chances of center-right Prime Minister John Key returning for a third term in office. Opposition parties will see the move as victory while Key will hope it will bring closure to the scandal.

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