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Swearing-in ceremony livestream

Today Dame Patsy will be officiating at the swearing-in ceremony for new Ministers of the Crown at Government House in Wellington. Government House will be livestreaming the ceremony from 11am. You can also access the live stream via the Governor-General's Facebook page.

During this ceremony, the Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, will exercise her reserve powers to appoint Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister and as an Executive Councillor.  

The ceremony will also involve the appointment of a new Executive Council; a meeting of the Executive Council at which councillors will take their oaths and affirmations; the appointment of Executive Councillors to Ministerial portfolios, and the appointment of Parliamentary Under-Secretaries.

View the edited ceremony here

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