N. Zealand opposition chief quits

Todd Muller, with his wife Michelle, took the leadership if New Zealand's opposition party on Friday after opinion polls suggested New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern heading for a huge victory in the September general election [Nick Perry/AP Photo] [The Associated Press]. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

WELLINGTON, Jul 14, 2020, The Malaysian Insight. New Zealand’s opposition leader abruptly quit for health reasons today just weeks after taking the job, leaving his party in disarray with an election against Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looming, The Malaysian Insight reported.

In a brief early-morning statement, Todd Muller announced his immediate resignation as leader of the centre-right National Party, saying “I am not the best person” for the position.

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