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Heading to a leadership ballot

Heading to a leadership ballot

Former Labour Finance Minister Roger Douglas (right) and Richard Prebble (left), one of his supporters, make their way to a caucus meeting in December 1988 at which a ballot on the party leadership was to be held. The ideological rift between Prime Minister David Lange and Douglas was well known by this time, and both Douglas and Prebble had been dismissed from their ministerial positions but continued to undermine the leadership from outside cabinet.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Portraits of New Zealanders-Douglas, Roger-01
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Chris Eichbaum, 'Cabinet government - Ministers and prime ministers in cabinet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2024)

Story by Chris Eichbaum, published 20 Jun 2012