What has taken all previous MMP governments weeks to organise has taken John Key less than a week.
Mr Key's formal inking of the deals paves the way for him to announce his Cabinet tomorrow and for him and his ministers to be sworn in on Wednesday.
That will allow Mr Key to fly out on Thursday to the Apec summit in Peru at the weekend as New Zealand's new Prime Minister. More
Not bad for a Prime Minister who was called a "politician with training wheels" by former Labour leader Helen Clark.
This caps Keys meteoric rise in Parliament from MP just six years ago to one of New Zealands youngest and most qualified individuals to take the position of Prime Minister.
c Political Animal 2008