24 Nov 2023

Coalition deal reached between National, ACT and NZ First

From Midday Report, 12:25 pm on 24 November 2023

The make-up of the 54th government has been confirmed - with the leaders of National, ACT and New Zealand First inking a deal.

Winston Peters and David Seymour will share the role of Deputy Prime Minister - with Mr Peters taking the job for the first half of the 3-year Parliamentary term.

He has also been named Minister of Foreign Affairs. David Seymour will be Minister for Regulation, and National's Nicola Willis Minister of Finance.

Janet Wilson is a journalist and political commentator who has worked in communications, including as a National Party press secretary in 2020.

Wilson spoke to Charlotte Cook.