Watch: The moment Winston Peters announced New Zealand's new Government

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NewstalkZB Staff ,
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Vote2017,
Publish Date
Thursday, 19 October 2017, 8:01PM

It's Labour ... and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

New Zealand First has crowned Ardern the next prime minister with its decision to back a Labour-led government, which will also need the Green Party to govern.

Ardern will claim the top job after only two and a-half months as Labour leader - and follows her former mentor Helen Clark into the top job. 

The decision will come as a shock to National, which holds two more seats than the Labour-Green bloc and ends its hope of leading New Zealand for a fourth term.

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