New Zealand’s Ardern Wins Re-Election

Posted on 10/17/2020

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, age 40, won elections. She is part of the center-left Labour Party. In the previous term, she shared power with New Zealand’s nationalist party. New Zealand adopted a proportional voting system in 1996. New Zealand’s Labour Party was on track to win 64 of the 120 seats in the country’s unicameral parliament. Labour had 49% of the votes, far ahead of National at 27%, the Electoral Commission reported, with 95% of ballots tallied.

The rival political candidate of the National Party is Judith Collins.

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