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Watch: 'Thanks a lot, I'll see you again soon' – Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern as polite as it gets with driver as she's dropped off at work

Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern has arrived at Parliament to begin her first day at work, hours after being propelled into power.  

Before heading inside to begin a day of meetings arranging who her Cabinet will be, Ms Ardern stopped to thank her driver.

"Thanks a lot, I'll see you again soon," Ms Ardern said before walking into parliament.

Jacinda Ardern talks to Breakfast just hours after finding out she had been propelled into power. Source: Breakfast

The issue Ardern will have to do face first is convince voters "this is a credible government", says our political editor. Source: Breakfast

Ms Ardern will this afternoon meet the Labour Party caucus to elect Cabinet ministers after Winston Peters' NZ First opted to back Labour, not National, in a coalition.

The Cabinet will include not only Ms Ardern's own MPs, but also four NZ First ministers, positions secured in the deal that allowed the two parties to form a coalition government.

Three portfolios will also be reserved for Green Party MPs who will sit outside cabinet.


How's this for making a good impression? Source: 1 NEWS