You are here

NZ PM presses claim to form government as rival refuses to concede defeat

"With a 10-point lead over the Labour Party, we're in a pretty strong position. . . The voters have given us the task of forming a government with New Zealand First and that's what we'll proceed to do." - Bill English.


NEW Zealand Prime Minister Bill English has claimed a mandate to form the next government after winning the biggest slice of the vote in Saturday's election, even as opposition leader Jacinda Ardern refuses to concede defeat.

While Mr English's ruling National Party fell...

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to