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NewsFlash: Carter, Dyson &Tamihere New Ministers

Published: Mon 12 Aug 2002 02:10 PM
(NOTE: This post corrects and replaces earlier posting.)
The Cabinet for the Labour/Progressive Coalition minority Government has just been announced following elections held at a Labour Party caucus meeting this morning.
According to the Labour Party Constitution the members of cabinet are elected by the caucus.
The 16 Labour Ministers from the last cabinet were re-elected. Jim Anderton of the Progressive Coalition has also been promised his position.
The new ministers are:
Chris Carter
Ruth Dyson
John Tamihere
All the new ministers were elected on the first ballot.
Portfolio allocations will be announced on Wednesday. The PM has still to announce ministers outside Cabinet, undersecretaries and the positions of the ministers.
(NOTE: This post corrects earlier report….)
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