6 Dec 2016

Peters: 'I took the bet up and I won'

2:55 pm on 6 December 2016

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says he won a bet that John Key would stand down as Prime Minister.

Winston Peters. 6 December 2016.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Mr Peters said he was at a function a week ago on Friday when he discussed the Prime Minister leaving.

"They asked what was going to happen and I said, 'well if anything is going to happen, I think Mr Key is going to be going very, very soon and I think there is going to be an early election'.

"Then there was a bet on this about the proposition of Prime Minister Mr Key going and I took the bet up and I won it."

Mr Peters says the Prime Minister had enjoyed a "scintillating run", smiling his way through and finding that nothing stuck to him no matter what happened.

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