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Swearing in John Key's cabinet

Swearing in John Key's cabinet

Swearing-in of government ministers is one of the governor-general’s more public duties. On 19 November 2008 Governor-General Anand Satyanand (seated, right) took the oaths from newly elected Prime Minister John Key (left) and his ministers. Martin Bell and Rebecca Kitteridge (both standing) from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet help with the ceremony.

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Constitutional duties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Sep 2016