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The Dominion

DOMINION ELECTION SPECIAL - Including Likely Cabinet Lineup….

The Dominion leads today with a banner headline ACTION WOMAN - Clark full steam ahead before Christmas.

The paper reports that incoming PM Helen Clark pledged yesterday that her Centre-Left government would take action by Christmas on promised tax rises, party-hopping restrictions and interest relief for students.

Also on the front page:

- An 11-year-old boy was trapped in a sand dune for an hour and a half yesterday afternoon as his 12-year-old friend suffocated next to him.

- National's "brat pack" has closed ranks around defeated Prime Minister Jenny Shipley, sharply reducing the likelihood of a leadership challenge;

- A report that winds up to 100kmh, torrential rain, and a rising river had trapped more than 30 trampers in the Orongorongo river vally near Wellington last night;

Inside Headlines:

Likely Cabinet List: LIKELY: Clark, Anderton, Cullen, Goff, Maharey, Mallard, Wilson, King, Sutton, Burton, Hodgson, hawlins, Samuel, Swain, Dalziel, Lee, Robson, Harre CONTENDERS: Hobbs, Peck, Dynhoven and Gosche

- Clark caution likely to keep lid on any nasty surprises
- O'Regan pins hopes on special votes
- Prebble loses electorate seat
- Maoridom returns home to Labour
- Bunkle has no regrets
- Students wrong for first time
- Baby takes Hauraki title
- Don't count us out yet, say Greens
- Review promised after vote delays
- Middleton wants action
- I won't go away, pledges "over-the-moon" Norm Withers;
- Clark given till February to act on MP referendum
- World's first transsexual MP wants to hide from international fame
- The 28 New Faces of Parliament
- Departures
- Woman joins Island MPs
- Fewer women make it to Parliament this time
- Wellington region MPs increase their majorities
- Logging row no threat
- Australian left hails poll result
- Sights set on contracts act
- Election yields its share of firsts
- List member photos


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