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New government's first cabinet meeting

New government's first cabinet meeting

New National Party Prime Minister John Key (centre left) poses with members of his cabinet at their first meeting in the Beehive cabinet room on 18 November 2008. Beside him is the highest-ranked minister, Minister of Finance Bill English. Ministers are seated around the cabinet table in order of seniority, with the most junior minister opposite the prime minister.

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Chris Eichbaum, 'Cabinet government - What is cabinet?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34339/new-governments-first-cabinet-meeting (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Chris Eichbaum, published 20 Jun 2012