(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:
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….)
Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the
media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.