General election earlier this month have given the Labour Party the numbers to govern alone. With 64 seats, Labour will be the first party able to govern alone since MMP was introduced in 1996.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that the new Cabinet will be named on Monday and sworn in on Friday.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday she will announce her new government on Monday after offering the Green Party two ministerial portfolios outside of cabinet as part of a proposed cooperation agreement.
The first Cabinet meeting will be on Friday afternoon, she said.
“I will also give a speech later next week setting out the new government’s priorities though to the end of this year, in particular actions we will take to accelerate the economic recovery and to continue keeping New Zealand and New Zealanders safe from Covid.”