Prime Minister John Phillip Key of New Zealand

Key was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to George Key and Ruth Key (née Lazar.
Key met his wife Bronagh when they were both students at Burnside High School.
Key was re-elected with ease at the 2005 election garnering 63% of votes cast in Helensville, and increased his majority again in 2008, gaining 73% of the electorate vote.
In 2004, Key was promoted to the Opposition front benches by then-leader Don Brash, and made the party spokesman for finance.
On 25 July 2008, Key was added to the New Zealand National Business Review (NBR) Rich List for the first time.
Key had an estimated wealth of NZ$50 million.
Key was sworn in as Prime Minister on 19 November 2008 along with his new cabinet.
Key has in the past noted others' concern at the pace of asset sales, but argued that the arguments against selling assets in the 1980s were largely irrational.
Key has a mixed voting record on social issues: he voted against the bill creating civil unions, claiming that this represented his constituents' views but he supports them personally.
Key has also stated that he doesn't oppose gay adoption.
Key says that he believes that global warming is a real phenomenon, and that the Government needs to implement measures to reduce human contribution to global warming.
Key has committed the National Party to working towards reducing greenhouse emissions in New Zealand by 50% within the next fifty years.
Critics note that Key has changed his views on the Iraq war since becoming leader of the opposition.
Key came under fire in the New Zealand Parliament in August 2007, when the Government claimed that had Key been Prime Minister at the time, he would have sent troops to Iraq.
Key is the third premier of New Zealand with Jewish ancestry (Julius Vogel, a practising Jew, and Francis Bell, whose mother was of Jewish ancestry but converted to Christianity, being the other two.
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Key was the son of an English father and a Jewish mother, who fled Austria for the United Kingdom in 1939.
In New Zealands general election on Nov 8, 2008, the National Party took 59 of the 122 seats contested, and 11 days later Key was sworn in as prime minister.
John Key was a little more forthcoming - though not that much more forthcoming - about things the Government will not be doing.
Key says the Government's infrastructure 'to-do' list will be made public soon.
Photo / Mark Mitchell Prime Minister John Key is promising to help small businesses survive and avoid staff lay-offs as part of his response to a prediction of soaring unemployment.
Prime Minister John Key was born in Auckland but moved to Christchurch when a child.
His rise was meteoric and made him a millionaire several times over, and his timing was also excellent -- in three of his finance positions, his employers faced serious ethics or criminal investigations after he left, and Key was never implicated in any of the scandals.
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