From the Dominion Post
Prime Minister elect John Key has announced the formation of a National-led centre-right government.
At a joint press conference with ACT leader Rodney Hide today, Mr Key announced he had formally signed up ACT’s support.
The Maori Party also confirmed today it will sign a deal with National and Mr Key is scheduled to announce a similar deal with United Future later today.
ACT’s deal includes ministerial roles outside Cabinet for Mr Hide and deputy Heather Roy and policy concessions.
Policy concessions included an advisory group to look at ways of closing the income gap with Australia by 2025 and task forces to review government spending.
Under the deal Mr Hide will be appointed Minister for Local Government, Minister for Regulatory Reform and associate Minister of Commerce. Mrs Roy will be Minister of Consumer Affairs and associate Minister of Defence and Education.
Congratulations to Rodney and Heather on their new appointments.
Congratulations to ACT, National and New Zealand
Well done, soon to be Prime Minister John Key.
Thankyou to all those who voted ACT.
Freedom is on the way back!