The internet betting site iPredict has issued a press release outlining a few of their most topical predictions. Among them is high odds that John Key will quit in 2017.
New Zealand will have a female National Party prime minister before the next general election, according to the combined wisdom of iPredict’s 8000+ registered traders. John Key is expected to quit as the party’s leader in 2017 before the start of the election campaign with just a 17% probability of remaining National leader until the end of 2017 (down from 35% last week).
Paula Bennett is the favourite to be replace him, with 37% probability, followed by Judith Collins on 19%.
2017? That’s still two more years of this slimy little flag changing rat. However, while I’m enthused at the thought of JK’s departure even at such a later stage, I can’t say I feel the same about his potential replacements.
In fact, I’m totally depressed at the dearth of options. Could Bennet or Collins amount to something with JK out of the picture? I doubt it. We need fresh blood.