Jacinda Ardern next NZ Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern next NZ Prime Minister

 

NZ First leader Winston Peters just announced to enter a coalition with the Labour party.

Making an announcement few minutes ago at Beehive, Peters said “The country voted for change”.

Peters says the incoming female Prime Minister Ardern displayed “extraordinary talent” during the campaign.

He added it will be her choice which ministerial portfolios are given to NZ First.

Peters suggested he had been offered the deputy PM role, adding that NZ First will not have the key finance minister job.

It appears the Green party will back the Labour/NZ First coalition with a confidence and supply deal, its eight seats are needed to get the coalition to the 61-seat majority to form a simple government.

Labour won 46 seats and NZ First has nine seats.