• Short Summary

    In New Zealand, a lawyer has taken over from a farmer as Prime Minister.

    On Monday,?

  • Description

    In New Zealand, a lawyer has taken over from a farmer as Prime Minister.

    On Monday, the outgoing leader, Sir Keith Holyoake, drove to Government House in Wellington to formally submit his resignation to the Governor-General, Sir Arthur Porritt. In return, he was handed a letter of thanks and best wishes from Queen Elizabeth and her family.

    Sir Keith has been Prime Minister for 11 years. At the age of nearly 68, he decided to retire to make way for younger blood. However, he will remain in politics - continuing to serve his constituents in between looking after his farm.

    The lawyer who succeeds him is the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr John Marshall. He called on the Governor-General soon after Sir Keith left and was formally invited to form a new administration.

    Mr Marshall is 60 and described as a quiet, mild-mannered man. His testing time will come in ten months' time when the next general election is scheduled. He faces major problems, particularly tackling New Zealand's economic troubles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAALPO6V52BFU0CD8VOWZWNHUSW
    Media URN:
    VLVAALPO6V52BFU0CD8VOWZWNHUSW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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