New Zealand PM: Bill English to succeed John Key

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New Zealand's governing National Party has officially appointed Bill English to succeed John Key as prime minister.

"Under their leadership, New Zealanders will continue to benefit from the stable government they expect, along with a dedicated focus on delivering results for families and businesses," he said.

Mr Key tweeted soon after Monday's announcement: "Congratulations to my good friend @honbillenglish on becoming the new leader of the @nznationalparty and the next Prime Minister of NZ."

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