Congratulations to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Rt Hon Winston Peters, New Zealand First Leader

The Rt Hon Winston Peters wishes to extend his congratulations to the German

Chancellor Angela Merkel following the announcement that a new government has been formed in Germany.

Putting together a government can be a tough process, as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union Party has again discovered, so I congratulate her on her success in forming the new coalition government,said Mr. Peters.

New Zealanders will recall that during the 11 days it took from the return of the writs to the day Labour-New Zealand First Coalition Government was announced, many in New Zealand media accused us of holding the country to ransom.

One can only admire the German people for their forbearance during the 153 days it took for the government to be formed in Germany,” Mr. Peters added.


Authorised by Winston Peters, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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