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NZ First supports four year parliamentary term if public does - Winston Peters

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New Zealand First has always supported the concept of a parliamentary four year term provided it is presented in a way where political bias does not affect the result of the public’s wish, said New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters.

"If there was a referendum on this issue it would be bound to fail because every frightened voter on the left fearing the right winning will vote for a three year term continuing, and vice versa.

"For there to be a practical outcome, in the next midterm parliamentarians would have to agree to a four year term for whichever government won the 2023 election. And then put that as a referendum to the public in the midterm for their final choice," he said.

"Only by such a constructive approach will the dislike of one or another parties winning a four year term not become the dominant factor."

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