John Key announces resignation as PM: Social media reacts

John Key (AAP / file)
John Key (AAP / file)

Prime Minister John Key has announced he is resigning, stunning Kiwis across the country and the world.

Newshub has collected the best social media reactions to the news.

4:35pm: Mr Key has addressed the nation with a Facebook video.

4:30pm: Former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark has wished Mr Key all the best.

4:15pm: Some people think there are other reasons Mr Key is resigning.

4:00pm: Not everyone is mourning the departure of Mr Key.

3:11pm: News organisations from around the world are covering the news.

3:07pm: Cartoonist Rod Emmerson's take:

2:57pm: A couple more GIFs...



2:47pm: The top comment on Key's live stream announcing his resignation has been liked more than 300 times.

2:38pm: Some of the GIFs doing the rounds on social media right now.