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Conservative New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term
Conservative New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term

Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way Key's National Party has handled the economy. “I'm ecstatic,” Key told Television New Zealand as he left to deliver a victory speech. “Yeah, it's a great night.” Key said that people could see the nation was moving in the right direction and that he was grateful to them. With most votes counted, Key's party had 48 percent of the vote. It was a disastrous night for its closest rival, the Labour Party, which had just 25 percent. “The truth is, the...

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