On 11 June, due to internal opposition from NZ First, the Labour-led coalition government abandoned its efforts to appeal the Sentencing and Mot Reform Act 2010.    Ardern confirmed that after the birth of her child, she would temporarily cede her duties to Winston Peters for a period of six weeks. Peters became prime minister in office on June 20, 2018, when Ardern gave birth. Their six-week maternity leave ended on August 2, 2018   This is not a trust and care agreement, and it is certainly not a coalition. So what are the implications of today`s agreement for each party and its voters? 36. Once confidential information is publicly available, both Parties may comment on the information, subject to any restrictions necessary under collective liability or this Agreement. Following negotiations with both major parties, New Zealand`s first President Winston Peters announced on 19th October 2017 that his party would form a coalition government with the Labour Party.  On the same day, Green Party leader James Shaw announced that his party would trust and support the 55-year-old Labour government.  Support from the Greens and the coalition led to 63 seats against 56 seated – enough to ensure that Ardern maintains the confidence of the Assembly.
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