Watch: PM-elect Jacinda Ardern reveals the 16 Labour MPs who will make up her Ministerial Cabinet

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Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern has revealed the list of Labour MPs who will make up her Cabinet in a press conference this afternoon in Wellington.

Sixteen Labour MPs will take positions within Cabinet, with a further five sitting outside.
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The 16 Labour MPs who will make up the majority of the cabinet ministers of the new government are in alphabetical order:

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Jacinda Ardern
David Clark
Clare Curran
Kelvin Davis
Chris Hipkins
Iain Lees-Galloway
Andrew Little
Nanaia Mahuta
Stuart Nash
Damien O'Connor
David Parker
Grant Robertson
Jenny Salesa
Carmel Sepuloni
Phil Twyford
Megan Woods

The Prime Minister-elect faces a massive opposition in parliament, but is determined to represent all.
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Labour has also announced a further five ministers who will sit outside Cabinet:

Kris Faafoi
Peeni Henare
Willie Jackson
Aupito William Sio
Meka Whaitiri

New Zealand First will hold four Ministerial positions, while the Greens will have three outside Cabinet. 

Ms Ardern will lead NZ's next government after Winston Peters offered Labour his party's support.
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Ms Ardern said the Labour Cabinet Ministerial positions were decided through election by the Labour team at 2pm this afternoon in accordance with the party’s written rules.

The Ministerial positions outside of Cabinet were decided by Ms Ardern.

Ms Ardern touched on the difficulty of her decision.

"I was absolutely spoilt for choice when I came to this decision of who would make up our team, we have an enormous depth of talent, of expertise, of experience both inside this house and outside of it," she said.

Ms Ardern said she would take the weekend to allocate portfolios to the list of ministers.

This she said would involve discussion with New Zealand First.  

Ms Ardern said the Greens have already signed off on what their ministerial positions will be outside of cabinet, but she will wait to announce what those are at the same time as all the portfolios are released next week.

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