English, Bill

English, Bill

(Simon William English), 1961–, New Zealand political leader. First elected to parliament in 1990, English held several ministerial positions and served as leader of the National party (2001–3) before becoming finance minister and deputy prime minister (2008–16). During the world economic crisis, he worked to stabilize the country's economy. Following the resignation in 2016 of John KeyKey, John,
1961–, New Zealand investment banker and political leader, b. Auckland, studied Univ. of Canterbury (B.Comm., 1982) and Harvard. Trained as an accountant, Key worked for a large American investment bank.
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 as prime minister, English succeeded him and again became National party leader; in the 2017 elections, however, the National failed to secure a majority, and Labor ultimately formed a coalition government. English resigned from parliament in 2018.
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CUTLINE: This year's tour includes the Gaither Vocal Band, above (from left, Michael English, Bill Gaither, Mark Lowry, David Phelps, Wes Hampton), Lynda Randle, below right, and Charlotte Ritchie, below left.
Prodigy Baby's Got A Temper, Jennifer Lopez I'm Gonna Be Alright, The Supernaturals Life Is A Motorway, Soil Unreal, Idlewild American English, Bill & Ben Flobbadance, Brendan Benson Tiny Spark, Gary Numan Rip, Sahara Hotnights On Top Of Your World, DJ Shog This Is My Sound, Outkast Land Of A Million Drums.

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