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Peters: NZ First may walk away if agreement can’t be reached

The kingmaker tells NBR in an exclusive interview that progress could have been made sooner had the National Party and Act not been fixated on doing a deal together without NZ First.

WATCH: NZ First leader Winston Peters speaks with Brent Edwards.

Brent Edwards Tue, 07 Nov 2023
Key points
  • What’s at stake: NZ First may walk away from a coalition deal if agreement can't be reached between the three parties, although Winston Peters thought a deal could happen within two weeks. 
  • Background National needs support from New Zealand First as well as Act to form a government, after final results were published on November 3. NZ First will have eight seats. 
  • Key players: Winston Peters, NZ First, Christopher Luxon, National, David Seymour, Act, Chris Hipkins. 

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters believes a coalition deal can be sorted within the next two weeks but does not rule out walking away from talks if no agreement can be reached.

Peters told NBR he also believed more progress could have been made sooner had the National Party and Act not been

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Key points
  • What’s at stake: NZ First may walk away from a coalition deal if agreement can't be reached between the three parties, although Winston Peters thought a deal could happen within two weeks. 
  • Background National needs support from New Zealand First as well as Act to form a government, after final results were published on November 3. NZ First will have eight seats. 
  • Key players: Winston Peters, NZ First, Christopher Luxon, National, David Seymour, Act, Chris Hipkins. 
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