Ardern reasserts coalition leadership; strokes Peters

Pattrick Smellie
Sun, 16 Sep 2018

By Pattrick Smellie Sept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has used an invitation-only political rally involving all three government parties to reassert both her leadership and to re-establish the government's political agenda after a fractious few weeks in relations between coalition partners Labour and New Zealand First. While the framework for organising government policy-making had been in development since March, Ardern used the speech to subtly assert her primacy, describing herself as being "in the driving seat" f...

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