New Zealand opposition leader quits after poll rout

September 27, 2014 4:58 AM

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New Zealand opposition leader quits after poll rout

David Cunliffe had faced widespread criticism within the centre-left Labour Party after it won just 24 per cent of the vote, its second worst performance in New Zealand political history.

WELLINGTON: New Zealand opposition leader David Cunliffe bowed to mounting pressure and quit as head of the Labour Party on Saturday (Sep 27), saying he took responsibility for last week's general election rout.

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