New Zealand's Labour Party elects former union boss as leader

November 18, 2014 1:11 AM

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's opposition Labour Party elected former trade union head Andrew Little as its fourth leader in as many years on Tuesday as it looked to rebuild itself and end divisions after its heaviest election defeat in more than 90 years.

Little replaces David Cunliffe, who stepped down after the centre-left party slumped to its worst showing since 1922 with 25 percent of the vote in the Sept. 20 general election.

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