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Goff says stability must continue

Published: Sun 16 Nov 2008 04:35 PM
Goff says stability must continue
Labour Leader Phil Goff today welcomed National's securing of supply and confidence agreements with three other political parties.
"New Zealand has enjoyed nine years of stability under Labour's management of MMP. We need that stability to continue given the current international financial and economic turmoil, and the significant challenges this presents for New Zealand's economy.
"To achieve this, the Prime Minister-elect will have to manage the diverse and conflicting views of National's support partners," he said.
"Labour will support policies of the incoming government where those policies are seen to be in the interests of New Zealand and New Zealanders.
"But where policies are likely to damage New Zealanders and reflect a radical right wing agenda preferred by ACT and the right wing of the National Party, the government can expect strong opposition from Labour.
"We will not oppose for the sake of opposition, but we will hold the government to account, which is a critical part of the democratic system," Phil Goff said.
ENDS

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