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Luxon rules out forming Government with Maori Party

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National Party leader Christopher Luxon. File photo supplied

Botany MP and National Party leader Christopher Luxon has today ruled out working with the Maori Party should National be able to form a Government following this year’s general election.

“National is focused on making life better for all New Zealanders,” he says.

“We believe New Zealand is one country with one standard of citizenship, meaning one person, one vote.

“The bridge between National and Te Pāti Māori is too wide to close.

“Te Pāti Māori of 2023 is a very different party to the one National signed a confidence and supply agreement with three times from 2008.

“I am making clear today a vote for Te Pāti Māori is a vote for the Labour/Greens/Māori Party Coalition of Chaos and continued economic mismanagement.”

Luxon says a National Government will deliver strong economic management to address the cost-of-living crisis and raise incomes so all Kiwis can get ahead.

“National is deeply committed to improving outcomes for Māori, but doesn’t believe separate systems is the best way to do this.

“National will campaign hard for every party vote in the election this year so we can become the stable government that New Zealand needs.”

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