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World New Zealand PM Ardern names finance minister Robertson as new deputy prime minister

04:40  02 november  2020
04:40  02 november  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Japan's net-zero goal a new threat to Australia's coal and gas exports

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Jacinda Ardern revealed her new top team. Finance Minister Grant Robertson is almost certain to be the Deputy PM after Labour's deputy leader Kelvin Davis decided he didn't want the job. • Deputy Prime Minister • Minister of Finance • Minister for Infrastructure • Minister for Racing

Grant Murray Robertson (born 30 October 1971) is a New Zealand politician and member of the Labour Party who has served as Minister of Finance since 2017.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday named finance minister Grant Robertson as deputy prime minister in her new government after Labour Party deputy leader Kelvin Davis ruled himself out from standing.

graphical user interface, website: Finance Minister Grant Robertson addresses Labour Party supporters at an event in Wellington © Reuters/PRAVEEN MENON Finance Minister Grant Robertson addresses Labour Party supporters at an event in Wellington

Robertson, who will continue as finance minister, will replace Winston Peters of Labour's previous coalition partner New Zealand First, while Ardern said Davis wanted to focus on making a difference for the country's Maori people.

A thumping election win gave Ardern the freedom to form the first single-party government since New Zealand adopted a German-style proportional voting system in 1996.

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The deputy prime minister of New Zealand (Māori: Te Pirimia Tuarua o Aotearoa) is the second most senior member of the Cabinet of New Zealand .

Prime Minister of New Zealand . Language. Watch. Edit. The prime minister of New Zealand (Māori: Te pirimia o Aotearoa) is the head of government of New Zealand . The incumbent prime minister , Jacinda Ardern , leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, took office on 26 October 2017.

Her new ministry, however, will still include two senior Green Party members, in roles outside of cabinet, with coalitions the norm in the Pacific nation of five million as parties look to build consensus.

Ardern said her government's top priorities will be to drive economic recovery from COVID-19 while continuing to shield the country from the virus, which has largely been kept at bay.

"The next three years will be very challenging for New Zealand. With the global outlook worsening we won't be immune to the ongoing impact COVID is having around the world," Ardern told reporters in Wellington.

Ardern's popularity, boosted by her leadership in tackling the coronavirus, helped Labour win 64 of the 120 seats in the country's unicameral parliament - the party's biggest election victory in half a century.

New Zealand has so far reported 25 deaths and just over 1,600 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, far lower than many other developed countries.

(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Richard Pullin)

Turkey appoints ex-Deputy PM Lutfi Elvan as finance minister .
Elvan appointed after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accepts the resignation of son-in-law Berat Albayrak.Erdogan accepted Albayrak’s resignation late on Monday – a day after he announced on social media that he was quitting for health reasons and would spend more time with his family.

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