A little under a month since the election, and after five days of back-to-back negotiations with National and Labour, Winston Peters is poised to announce which party he’ll support.
After days of back-to-back negotiations with National and Labour, and consultations with his MPs and board, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is set to announce this afternoon which party he’ll support.
Negotiations had started in earnest on 8 October, a day after the official election results were released, which gave National 56 seats, a drop of two from election night, while Labour and the Greens combined had 54 MPs, picking up two seats. New Zealand First was unchanged with nine MPs.
Bill English says he’s satisfied with the agreement National has reached with New Zealand First but “we’ll have to wait and see” who Winston Peters chooses.
Labour MPs will be updated by the leader Jacinda Ardern via teleconference.