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Gatherings of three caucuses

caucus labour [1]

Gathering in Wellington today, the newly elected caucuses of three political parties. The biggest group (above) was all the Labour MPs who will make up the new government.

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Photo via twitter from Philip Matthews

The National caucus with 35 MPs was a much smaller group than before the election when there were 54 MPs. RNZ quoted party leader Judith Collins as saying after the caucus had met: “We are determined to be the best opposition ever. I’m really positive about our way forward … I particularly relish the opportunity to hold the government to account.”

caucus greens 2 [3]

And there were more Green MPs than ever – now ten of them.