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Eyewitness News - Devaluation

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1984

Joseph
Joseph
11 Jul 2014 - 11.34pm
Indeed; it's surely the closest, at least in recent decades, that New Zealand came to having to use its constitional nukes and have its head of state step in.
Tinakori
Tinakori
12 Jun 2014 - 03.06pm
Lange was right. Muldoon had great difficulty accepting that the election had tipped him out of office. It was left to Jim Mclay, Muldoon's deputy to advise Muldoon that if he didn't back off and hand in his warrant to the Governor General then the National Party caucus would throw him out themselves. Clearly a constitutional issue, Lange could see that as a lawyer, so to Jim Mclay who was also a lawyer. In the end Muldoon accepted Mclay's advice.
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