20 Oct 2017

What kind of Prime Minister will Jacinda Ardern be?

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 20 October 2017

The new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet with her Labour caucus today to begin the process of deciding cabinet positions. Ms Ardern, who is the youngest prime minister in 160 years, and New Zealand's third female prime minister, will lead a Labour-New Zealand First government, supported by the Greens. What kind of Prime Minister will Jacinda Ardern make? How will the relatively untested politican hold together a three-way coalition? And what kind of relationship will she have with the New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters? Kathryn talks with long time Labour MP and former cabinet minister Annette King, who campaigned alongside Ms Ardern and has been involved in coalition negotiations.