efe-epaSydney, Australia

The leader of the main opposition National Party in New Zealand resigned on Tuesday, citing health reasons just 67 days out from the country’s general election.

Todd Muller, who on May 22 was elected new head of the center-right party in a leadership spill that ousted Simon Bridges, assumed command to challenge Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern in the elections scheduled for Sep. 19. EFE-EPA