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Former New Zealand PM Bill English resigns

Former New Zealand prime minister Bill English announced his retirement Tuesday after failing to retain office in last year's "Jacinda-mania" general election. English said that after 27 years in parliament he decided during his summer vacation that he wanted a break from politics. "This is more about myself and my family having spent most of my adult life, all of their lives, with the demands of politics," the 56-year-old told reporters.
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