Badsed on media reports from the leaders today, it appears reasonably likley that the deals will be sealed soon. Early next week is my estimate. Keen to see if ACT push themselves into being a real player, or remain the usual bit player. They wanted real chnage not just a government change
Once they finish the negotiations, they have to take the resulting deal back to the Boards of each party for final sign off, that will take a couple days to get them all together.
I suspect they will want to do it in person to reduce the chances that the deals are leaked to the media before the final announcement by the leaders.
Early next week is my guess for the Formal announcement and then swearing in of ministers, and then parliament to reopen in the last week of November....