She said the agreement had struck the right balance between parties working on issues on which there is consensus: “Leave room for divergence and independence, ensure business coherence and predictability in important policy areas, including climate policy, and ensure that labour`s majority will be strengthened in important votes to ensure the lasting stability of majority government. Davidson said there was also another mechanism that would help the Greens publicly determine where there is disagreement, even in their own portfolios. The full text of the agreement notes that the Labour Party wants to advance the changes proposed by the 2012 electoral commission`s revision of the MPs. This would mean an end to coat-tailing and a lower threshold of votes for the party to enter Parliament. It also means that the Greens cannot reject Labour on trust and supply, but can take their own stance on issues outside ministerial portfolios and areas of cooperation. “But I think the similar deal is actually the 2005 deal between the Labour government and the Greens, and it`s a stronger deal.” “The cooperation agreement compensates for these two objectives, but does not commit to a more formal coalition or a confidence and supply agreement.” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the cooperation agreement respected her party`s power to govern alone while it worked with the Green Party on issues on which both sides agreed. After the 2014 elections, National resumed trust and delivery agreements with United Future, the ACT party and the Māori party. “In addition, the Green Party will assist the Labour government in tabling procedural motions in the House of Representatives and select committees on the terms set out in this agreement.” This will give New Zealanders the certainty of a strong and stable Labour government, with the support of the Green Party, over the next three years. However, the agreement stipulates that the Green Party will define its own position with regard to all political or legislative issues that are not covered by the ministerial portfolios and areas of cooperation defined in this agreement. . . .

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