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Peter Gutwein resigns as Tasmanian Premier & from parliament in shock announcement

The announcement came in a press conference earlier this afternoon.

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has sensationally announced he is resigning from the state’s top job & is also quitting parliament.

Gutwein revealed he’d be resigning at a press conference held at 4pm AEST, which was promoted as him making an “important announcement.”

"What I've found after the last two years especially is I have nothing left in the tank to give," the outgoing Premier said.

"Unless you can give 110% to the role of premier, you should not be doing this job, and I can no longer give 110%"

Gutwein was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 2002, representing the electorate of Bass, and became Premier in January 2020 following the resignation of Will Hodgman.

More recently, he led the Liberals to victory at the 2021 State Election.

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