‘I just knew in my heart’: Merlino reflects on political resignation

Outgoing Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino says he knew in his heart, he didn’t have the “fuel in the tank” for another term in cabinet as he announced his resignation.

“Someone wise once said to me; when you come into politics, think of how you want to leave politics,” Mr Merlino said during a media conference on Friday.

“And that stuck with me … I just knew in my heart, I don’t have the fuel in the tank for another term.”

Mr Merlino also said he spoke from the heart in seeing how politics has had an impact on his family and children.

“It has a disproportionate…

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