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Allocation of other roles "more crucial" than Deputy PM

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Publish Date
Wed, 22 Nov 2023, 7:28AM
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Allocation of other roles "more crucial" than Deputy PM

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 22 Nov 2023, 7:28AM

Wrangling continues in Auckland today between National, ACT, and New Zealand First, of the allocation of Cabinet portfolios in the new government. 

David Seymour, Winston Peters, and Nicola Willis are all in the running to be Deputy Prime Minister. 

But Brigitte Morten —a former senior ministerial advisor for National— told Kate Hawkesby that the allocation of other roles will be more crucial. 

She says finance positions are likely to be given to both parties, and the allocation of justice, police, and Attorney-General portfolios will also be important. 

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