The deal also includes an independent COVID-19 inquiry scrutinising aspects including the use of multiple lockdowns.
by Monica O’Shea
November 24, 2023
The incoming New Zealand government, under Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon, has broken a historic deal with New Zealand First, led by Winston Peters, to terminate all COVID-19 vaccine mandates and establish an inquiry into the pandemic.
Following weeks of negotiations, a coalition agreement has been established between the National Party, ACT New Zealand, and New Zealand First to form a new government.