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Gerry Brownlee Elected Speaker of New Zealand Parliament

Gerry Brownlee Elected Speaker of New Zealand Parliament

Gerry Brownlee, a member of the National Party, has been elected as the new Speaker of the House in New Zealand. The Speaker is a crucial position in

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Gerry Brownlee, a member of the National Party, has been elected as the new Speaker of the House in New Zealand. The Speaker is a crucial position in the Parliament, acting as a referee and overseeing proceedings. Brownlee takes over from Labour’s Adrian Rurawhe, and the Speaker is typically a member of the governing party. Brownlee expressed his commitment to protecting MPs’ rights and fostering open debate. He acknowledged the challenges of the role and vowed to be fair across the House. Brownlee’s experience, particularly during the Canterbury earthquakes, was highlighted as valuable for the position.

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