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Key Builds Ruling Coalition After Biggest Win in 60 Years

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key began forming a government after his National party gained its best election result in 60 years, securing support from two smaller parties to ensure a majority in parliament.

Key met with senior ministers yesterday and plans talks today with the ACT and United Future parties, which backed him in the last parliament and have pledged to do so again. With 60 seats in the 121-member legislature, Key will be able to govern with support from the two parties, which both have one seat.