/ 23 November 2023

Cuzzie bro’s election shambles

Image source: Winston Peters
Image source: Winston Peters

You can get a lot done in 40 days… except form a government in New Zealand. Incoming PM Christopher Luxon is still trying to cobble together a coalition with the ACT Party and New Zealand First, even though his National Party was in the box seat on election night. That was wayyy back on 14 October. Luxon’s copping a lot of heat from his own party for the dragged-out affair – and it hasn’t been lost on the Kiwi media that it’s been 27 years since negotiations went on for so long. One of the last issues to be sorted is who gets to be deputy PM, with ACT leader David Seymour and NZ First leader Winston Peters both keen on the gig. “We need to close out these issues,” Luxon said yesterday – and for good reason. If he can’t get a formal coalition agreement, Kiwis could be heading back to the polls…

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