Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Bill English Sworn In As New Zealand PM

Bill English

Bill English has been sworn in as New Zealand’s prime minister, succeeding John Key who unexpectedly resigned from office last week.

English, who was serving as finance minister and deputy prime minister for the ruling National Party, was sworn in at Government House in Wellington, reports the BBC.

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has been named as deputy prime minister.

The appointments were confirmed after a meeting of the National Party’s caucus.



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