'Political pantomime and bluster' - Winston Peters' extraordinary news conference gives little away




Winston Peters' press conference from parliament today was an exercise for him to let out his frustration with the media, according to 1 NEWS political reporter Andrea Vance.

1 NEWS' Andrea Vance says we are no closer to finding out the make-up of the next government after Mr Peters' theatrics.
Source: 1 NEWS

Vance says the outbursts from the New Zealand First leader mean we are no closer to finding out the make-up of the next government.

"It was political pantomime, bluster, and a chance for Mr Peters to exercise some of his frustrations with the media. 

"In reality we're no further forward, he is sticking to his pledge to wait for the special votes to come in on October 7," Vance said.

Mr Peters said reporters should point to the Electoral Commission and others "and ask yourself why 384,000 won't have their votes counted until October 7. That could be reason New Zealand First has to hold its view".

Mr Peters was in a combative mood from the moment he arrived in the capital.
Source: 1 NEWS

He said all views of the caucus would be considered, and it's possible he'll speak with Bill English and Jacinda Ardern before the special votes come in.  

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