Key announces election date

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Prime Minister John Key has announced that the next election will be held on September 20.
Key announced the election date during his post Cabinet press conference this afternoon.
The previous two elections had been held in November but Key said that because Australia was hosting the G20 summit in November the date had to be bought forward.
Australia has invited New Zealand to take part in that summit.  Key said there was a risk holding the election too close and a Prime Minister may not have been officially appointed.
He also announced that Parliament would rise ( stop sitting) on 31 July.
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