2013年09月18日

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Pointing out that Sunday is the International Day of Democracy, Mr Cunliffe says Labour has proven its critics wrong by holding a democratic leadership election process without tearing itself apart.

"Grant Robertson and Shane Jones are two of the finest, most gifted politicians of our generation. Our respect for each other has only grown during this contest hong kong company register," Mr Cunliffe told reporters in Auckland.

Despite receiving just 32.35 per cent of caucus' first preference votes, compared with 47.06 per cent for Mr Robertson and 20.59 per cent for Mr Jones, Mr Cunliffe says he's confident the caucus will unite behind him.

"I think the challenge here is going to be to get everybody doing stuff that they're passionate about and thereby releasing the energy of the whole team.

"I have every confidence in my colleagues, who are utterly professional, registration of company in Hong Kong that we will be a force to be reckoned with, joined together."

Making a concession speech in Wellington, Mr Robertson pledged his "100 per cent loyalty" to Mr Cunliffe, and says he expects other MPs to be similarly loyal - despite Mr Cunliffe previously pledging his full support for predecessors Phil Goff and David Shearer, before undermining both of them on multiple occasions.

"It is essential that the Labour caucus draws a line under everything that has happened in the last few years and we go forward from today together, knowing that we have a leader who has the mandate to lead us, and that we have a team that, when we are working together, is far stronger than the National Party," Mr Robertson said.

Despite being the preferred candidate within caucus, Mr Robertson missed out on votes from party members and affiliated unions, who overwhelmingly favoured Mr Cunliffe.

Overall, Mr Cunliffe got 51.15 per cent of the first round of the vote, Mr Robertson got 32.97 per cent and Mr Jones got 15.88 per cent Business Registry Hong Kong.
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