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    New Zealand's Opposition Party Leader Resigns Shortly Before General Election

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    Andrew Little, who headed the New Zealand Labour Party, which is the largest country's opposition party, announced on Tuesday his decision to resign less than two months before the general election.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, 1 News Colmar Brunton poll showed that the popular support of the Labour Party had decreased down to the lowest levels in more than 20 years after losing 3 percent if to compare with the previous figures.

    "Today I have announced that I will step down as leader of the Labour Party. I'm proud to have been leader of the Labour Party, and have given this position my absolute and unwavering dedication, just as I have done so for more than 25 years in the Labour movement," Little said as quoted by the New Zealand Herald newspaper.

    The politician added that he had made the decision due to the "disappointing" poll results, for which he had taken responsibility.

    The citizens of New Zealand are expected to elect the new country's parliament on September 23.

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