December 13, 2016

THE FULL ENGLISH:

A look at Bill English, New Zealand's new prime minister (The Associated Press, 12/12/16)

Has pledged to use budget surpluses to cut taxes, spend more on infrastructure and pay down government debt.

Says he's not bound by Key's pledge to keep the age at which people can receive a government pension at 65. Some people say the age should be raised to reflect an aging population which is working longer.

Says he supports the British monarchy and has no timetable for New Zealand to become a republic. Says any constitutional change would need to be driven by the people.

Posted by at December 13, 2016 4:01 PM

  

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