New Zealand swears in new prime minister Christopher Luxon

Wellington (AFP) – Former airline executive Christopher Luxon is sworn in as New Zealand’s next prime minister. He heads a three-way coalition, in which his two deputy prime ministers, David Seymour and Winston Peters, will each hold the position for half of the government’s three-year term. The two deputies have in the past traded barbs and been involved in high-profile social media spats, but Luxon has downplayed the friction. National’s election win in October brought the curtain down on six years of Jacinda Ardern’s Labour party.


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