This means Labour, which is campaigning on its record of bringing the coronavirus pandemic under control within New Zealand’s borders, would have 60 seats in parliament, one short of the 61 seats needed to form a government.
New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern on Friday urged voters to deliver her a strong mandate at this weekend’s general election, promising to provide a swifter recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Polling places opened on election day in New Zealand on Saturday as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks a second term. Ardern brought homemade cheese scones to campaign volunteers in Auckland and appeared relaxed as she awaited results,
With two thirds of the vote counted, Ardern's centre-left Labour Party was on 49.2 percent and forecast to take around 64 seats in the 120-member parliament.
Jacinda Ardern’s emphatic election victory is seen as an endorsement of an inclusive brand of leadership that may ripple beyond New Zealand’s borders. In an age of populism and confrontation, Ardern’s message of empathy and kindness
If there is one leader who has shown remarkable statesmanship in the face of the pandemic, it is Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand. She is known for her charismatic appeal and tugging at the heartstrings of her voters.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday she will announce her new government on Monday after offering the Green Party two ministerial portfolios outside of cabinet as part of a proposed cooperation agreement.
Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant was sentenced to life in prison without parole in August for killing 51 Muslim worshippers and injuring dozens of others at two mosques in the South Island city on March 15, 2019.
Jacinda Ardern recently declared a climate emergency, sending a signal to the world that leaders need to show leadership to tackle global challenges. Similarly, she has steered her country effectively through the Covid-19 crisis.