Trading Up

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At the end of the 1972 film The Candidate, the Robert Redford character asks his campaign manager, "What do we do now?" The implication is that the Senate race winner is weary, disillusioned and in no state to make the transition from rhetoric to reality. John Key has had no such problems. Having led the National Party to an emphatic triumph in New Zealand's Nov. 8 general election, ending nine years of Labour rule under Helen Clark, the former currency trader was pressing for a quick handover so he could attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders'...

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