Daniel Andrews Announces Resignation as Victorian Premier. announcing at a press conference

Daniel Andrews Announces Resignation as Victorian Premier

After nearly a decade in office, Daniel Andrews has made the decision to step down from his position as Victorian premier. He confirmed that he will resign from both the premier role and his position as a member for Mulgrave, effective from Wednesday afternoon.

After nearly a decade in office, Daniel Andrews has made the decision to step down from his position as Victorian premier. He confirmed that he will resign from both the premier role and his position as a member for Mulgrave, effective from Wednesday afternoon.

Daniel Andrews Announces Resignation as Victorian Premier. announcing at a press conference

The unexpected announcement came during a hastily arranged press conference, which was organized with just a 40-minute notice, catching many by surprise.

Daniel Andrews took office in December 2014 and successfully led the Victorian Labor Party to secure a third consecutive term of government in the state election held last November.

During his announcement, he expressed his heartfelt gratitude to his dedicated staff and deputy leaders for their unwavering support throughout his tenure. In particular, he paid a special tribute to Treasurer Tim Pallas, who had been an integral part of his leadership team for the entire nine years.

Daniel Andrews Announces Resignation as Victorian Premier. announcing at a press conference

Furthermore, Andrews extended his appreciation to the loyal Labour members and voters who had placed their trust in him and his party.

"I've reached this decision in the past few days," he revealed during the press conference.

Reflecting on his time in office, Daniel Andrews stated that being the premier had been a defining and significant aspect of his life. He indicated that he would visit the Victorian governor on Tuesday to formalize the transition, with his term officially concluding at 5 pm on Wednesday.

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