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Who is the president of New Zealand?

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New Zealand does not have a president. The country is a constitutional monarchy with the reigning monarch of Great Britain as the head of state. The reigning monarch is Queen Elizabeth II of England.

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Who is the president of New Zealand?
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The monarch's representative in New Zealand is known as the governor-general. As of the beginning of 2014, the governor-general is Sir Jerry Mateparae. The person who holds this office is not involved with running the government; however, he fulfills ceremonial, constitutional and international obligations for the queen. The prime minister is the head of government. As of January 2014, New Zealand's prime minister is John Key.

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