Simon Bridges Named Chairman of N.Z. Finance Select Committee

Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Simon Bridges was elected chairman of the New Zealand parliament’s finance and expenditure select committee, which is responsible for reviewing fiscal and monetary policy decisions.

Bridges is a member of the governing National Party which was re-elected in November. His deputy will be party colleague Paul Goldsmith, according to a statement on the parliament website.

Other committee members include opposition finance spokesman David Parker, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and Green Party co-leader Russel Norman.

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