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August 8, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Deputy Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer was elected leader of the ruling Labor Party today, placing him in line to succeed New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange. Lange, who announced his resignation Monday, is expected to formally hand over the prime minister's office to Palmer later today when they meet Governor General Paul Reeves. Political analysts say Palmer, a 47-year-old lawyer, represents the center of the party, which has been hit in recent months by factional fighting.
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August 8, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Deputy Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer was elected leader of the ruling Labor Party today, placing him in line to succeed New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange. Lange, who announced his resignation Monday, is expected to formally hand over the prime minister's office to Palmer later today when they meet Governor General Paul Reeves. Political analysts say Palmer, a 47-year-old lawyer, represents the center of the party, which has been hit in recent months by factional fighting.
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