November 10, 2023
Coalition talks in good time says Peters
The writs for the election will be returned today, apart from the three seats where votes are being recounted, but the new Government is probably still some days away.
NZ First leader Winston Peters met briefly yesterday with ACT’s David Seymour, after a week of talks with National.
He says there is a lot of checking and cross-referencing to do on issues like tax policy.
“Look, in 2017 the election was hardly over and a major newspaper said ‘there goes Winston Peters, holding the country to ransom again.’ We didn’t even know what the special votes were when that person said that. The day after our election Germany had an election and that took five months to form a government. We took 11 days,” Mr Peters says.