New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, leader of the opposition Labour Party Jacinda Ardern and head of the New Zealand First party Winston Peters. Peters, with his nine parliamentary seats, has emerged the kingmaker in the country’s deadlocked election. Photo: AFP New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, leader of the opposition Labour Party Jacinda Ardern and head of the New Zealand First party Winston Peters. Peters, with his nine parliamentary seats, has emerged the kingmaker in the country’s deadlocked election. Photo: AFP
New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, leader of the opposition Labour Party Jacinda Ardern and head of the New Zealand First party Winston Peters. Peters, with his nine parliamentary seats, has emerged the kingmaker in the country’s deadlocked election. Photo: AFP

New Zealand in limbo: election deadlock unlikely to be solved for weeks, says PM Bill English

MP Winston Peters, head of New Zealand First party, has emerged kingmaker with his nine seats. In 1996, he kept waited for seven weeks before agreeing to a coalition deal with the National party

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, leader of the opposition Labour Party Jacinda Ardern and head of the New Zealand First party Winston Peters. Peters, with his nine parliamentary seats, has emerged the kingmaker in the country’s deadlocked election. Photo: AFP New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, leader of the opposition Labour Party Jacinda Ardern and head of the New Zealand First party Winston Peters. Peters, with his nine parliamentary seats, has emerged the kingmaker in the country’s deadlocked election. Photo: AFP
New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, leader of the opposition Labour Party Jacinda Ardern and head of the New Zealand First party Winston Peters. Peters, with his nine parliamentary seats, has emerged the kingmaker in the country’s deadlocked election. Photo: AFP
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