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What they're saying about the new PM

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/12/2016


* "His challenge now is to prove there will be a difference - we have pressing problems facing New Zealand." - Labour leader Andrew Little

* "Bill English is good but will be highly unlikely to break 45 per cent, meaning that the form of the next government will turn on coalitions." - ACT leader David Seymour

* "We get it that some people hold different views to our own, we're all about diversity, it's the inconsistencies and contradictions in his position that he needs to account for." - Rainbow Wellington

* "These are tough shoes to fill but we are certainly happy to back Bill English and expect he will continue to lead the government in the positive way John Key has." - Federated Farmers

* "We look forward to working constructively with this new combination as we strive to help business succeed." - Employers' and Manufacturers' Association

* "Naturally, our members are concerned that the appointment of Steven Joyce as the new minister of finance may lead to an even greater corporate welfare burden." - Taxpayers' Union director Jordan Williams

* "If leading New Zealand to be a responsible global citizen, tackling the big issues of poverty, inequality and climate change are on Bill English's to-do list, then he'll be off to a cracking start as the new prime minister." - Oxfam New Zealand.

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