Getting Things Crystal On Coalitions With Winston
Audio Interview By Alastair Thompson
In an effort to ensure that there are no mis-understandings of precisely what New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters means by his stated policy of backing the party which wins the most seats actually means, Scoop's Alastair Thompson questioned Mr Peters via phone from the campaign trail.
Mr Peters made it crystal clear that he will be supporting the party with the most seats and not the block of parties with the most seats.
While it appears there may be a few contradictions between the stated intent - and his suggestion that he may be able to accomplish his policy by abstaining - and the actual impact of his novel new coalition forming policy stance, Mr Peters is not at this stage willing to acknowledge any such difficulties.
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