The new government of New Zealand under the leadership of Christopher Luxon has taken the oath

Christopher Luxon has assumed the position of Prime Minister of New Zealand along with key members of the coalition, promising significant changes in the country's policies

Christopher Luxon
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Recently, a significant political change occurred in New Zealand with the official inauguration of the new cabinet of ministers, headed by Christopher Luxon, who is the leader of the country's National Party and former opposition leader.

Luxon, along with other key members of his political team, including David Seymour from the ACT New Zealand Party and Winston Peters from the "New Zealand First" party, took the oath for their new positions.

Peters, in accordance with coalition agreements, was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister for the first 18 months, after which his place will be taken by Seymour.

This formation of the new government is the result of lengthy negotiations and agreements between the New Zealand National Party, the populist NZ First Party, and the libertarian ACT New Zealand Party.

These negotiations followed the parliamentary elections that took place in mid-October, in which the National Party under Luxon's leadership garnered 38% of the votes, securing its leadership among all participating political forces.

In the new government, changes will be implemented in economic and social policy, including the reduction of the use of the Maori language and the review of affirmative measures.

Luxon also announced plans to change monetary policy and repeal some environmental restrictions introduced by the previous government.

Special attention is being paid to lowering taxes to support the middle-class citizens. In addition, a review of gun legislation and training of new police officers is planned.


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