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NZ First Goes With Labour
Jacinda Ardern will be New Zealand's next prime minister (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 191)
Oct 19, 2017 World News
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NZ First leader Winston Peters made his announcement about who he will support into Government after 6:30pm at the Beehive Theatres.

The Decision
"We believe capitalism must regain its human face, that perception has deeply influenced NZ First's negotiations, " Peters told media.

"We had a choice to make, whether it was either with National or Labour for a modified status quo or for change.

"In our negotiations both National and Labour were presented with that opportunity, working together corroborating together for New Zealand.

"That's why in the end we chose a coalition government of NZ first with the Labour Party," Mr Peters said.

Before announcing his decision the New Zealand First leader began by saying "On 23 September Election Day the effect of 446,000 or 70 percent of the total were not known."

"We believed on election night that those uncounted votes would have profound effect on the final outcome," Mr Peters said, as he spoke for around five minutes before revealing his choice.

There have been hugs, tears and cheers amongst Labour's members at Parliament, welcoming news that the party will be back in government after nine years in opposition.

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