The New Zealand National Party leader, John Key, has claimed victory in today’s general election.
Key said the road ahead for New Zealand may be “rocky” and called for national unity. “Now is the time for working together,” he told supporters.
Key announced that he had spoken to minor party leaders and secured their support for forming a new government.
The new Prime Minister entered Parliament in 2002, after a career in investment banking. He became leader of the National Party on November 27, 2006.
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