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It proposes an annual immigration cap of between and 15, "seriously qualified" migrants, who would be expected to assimilate into New Zealand culture. Peters quickly rebutted that Statistics New Zealand has underestimated the growth rate of the Asian community in the past. It opposes the privatisation of state assets particularly to overseas buyers and advocates buying back former state-owned enterprises.
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At the general election six months later, New Zealand First received 8. This did much to counter the perception of New Zealand First as merely a personality-driven vehicle for Peters. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
June Learn how and when to remove this template message With the switch to the Mixed Member Proportional MMP electoral system for the electionsmaller parties could gain a share of seats proportional to their share of the vote. The election result put New Zealand First in a powerful position just three years after its formation.
Neither of the two traditional major parties National and Labour had enough seats to govern alone, and only New Zealand First had enough seats to become a realistic coalition partner for either. This placed the relatively new party in a position where it could effectively choose the next prime minister.
New Zealand First entered into negotiations with both major parties. Before the election, most people including many New Zealand First voters had expected Peters to enter into coalition with Labour.
In fact, he harshly attacked his former National colleagues during the campaign, and appeared to promise that he would not even consider going into coalition with them. Coalition with National, —98[ edit ] This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
October Learn how and when to remove this template message However, to the surprise of the electorate, which had apparently voted for New Zealand First to get rid of National, Peters decided to enter a coalition with National, enabling and becoming part of the third term of the fourth National government.
However, Michael Laws a former National Party MP who served as a New Zealand First campaign manager claims that Peters had secretly decided to go with National significantly before this time, and that he merely used negotiations with Labour to encourage more concessions from National.
Whatever the case, New Zealand First exacted a high price from incumbent Prime Minister Jim Bolger in return for allowing him to stay in power. Under the terms of a detailed coalition agreement, Peters would serve as Deputy Prime Ministerand would also hold the specially created office of Treasurer senior to the Minister of Finance.
The National Party also made considerable concessions on policy. New Zealand First had a relatively smooth coalition relationship with National at first.
Despite early concerns about the ability of Peters to work with Bolger, who had sacked Peters from a former National cabinet, the two did not have major problems. New Zealand First had graver concerns about the behaviour of some of its MPs, whom opponents accused of incompetence and extravagant spending.
Many people came to the conclusion that the party's minor MPs had come into parliament merely to provide votes for Peters, and would not make any real contributions themselves. A particularly damaging scandal involved Tuku Morgan. Gradually, however, the coalition tensions became more significant than problems of party discipline.
This became increasingly the case after Transport Minister Jenny Shipley gained enough support within the National caucus to force Bolger's resignation and become Prime Minister 8 December The tensions between the two parties also rose as New Zealand First adopted a more aggressive approach to promoting its policies including those that National would not implement.
This new attitude probably fed off New Zealand First's poor performance in opinion polls, which to Peters indicated that the party's success rested on its confrontational style.
Many commentators believe that Peters performs better in opposition than in Government. Return to opposition[ edit ] This section does not cite any sources.
October Learn how and when to remove this template message On 14 AugustShipley sacked Peters from Cabinet. This occurred after an ongoing dispute about the sale of the government's stake in Wellington International Airport.
However, several other MPs, unwilling to follow Peters out of government, tried to replace Peters with Henare. This caucus-room coup failed, and most of these MPs joined Henare in forming a new party, Mauri Pacificwhile others established themselves as independents.
Many of these MPs had come under public scrutiny for their behaviour.News and Breaking News - Headlines Online including Latest News from Australia and the World.
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