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Oct 17, 2020
8:11PM

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party registers landslide victory in general elections

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won in New Zealand’s general elections. With 87 per cent of the vote counted, Ardern’s Labour Party won a landslide victory with 49 per cent support, heading to its biggest share of the vote since the 1930s. The opposition National Party slumped to 27per cent.

With this, Ardern led centre-left Labour Party secures a second term after her success in tackling the Coronavirus situation in the country. Jacinda Ardern's victory is regarded as voters' reward for her decisive response to COVID-19.

Ardern has captured the hallowed center ground in New Zealand politics with a blend of empathetic leadership and skilled crisis management that has also won her fame abroad.
 
Ardern came out of her home in Auckland, waved and hugged gathered supporters. Opposition National Party leader Judith Collins called the result outstanding and said she congratulated Ardern over the call.

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