Scoop Audio & Images: PM Helen Clark Government Formation Press Conference - 17 October 2005
By the Scoop team
Labour Leader and Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the makeup of her third term Labour Progressive Government at a press conference in Parliament's Legislative Council Chamber.
Full audio from the press conference follows.
NOTE: Full Streaming Video Of The PM's Presser will be posted AT THIS LINK [ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00212.htm ] as soon as it is encoded for broadcast and loaded into place.
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Clark answered questions about the formation of the Government in considerable detail dealing both with the negotiation process and the manner in which she expected the agreements - which she described as "enhanced confidence and supply agreements" – to work in practical terms. Links to full background information on the new government agreements follow:
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See the Scoop Front Page for extensive coverage of reaction to the announcement.
However when she arrived she was extremely forthcoming in answering the media's questions.