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Ardern’s Labour wins landslide re-election in New Zealand vote

Source: Reuters

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s centre-left Labour Party won a landslide victory in New Zealand’s general election on Saturday as voters rewarded her for a decisive response to COVID-19.

The mandate means Ardern, 40, could form the first single-party government in decades, and face the challenge of delivering on the progressive transformation she promised but failed to deliver in her first term, where Labour shared power with a nationalist party.

“This is a historic shift,” said political commentator Bryce Edwards of Victoria University in Wellington, describing the vote as one of the biggest swings in New Zealand’s electoral history in 80 years.

Labour was on track to win 64 of the 120 seats in the country’s unicameral parliament, the highest by any party since New Zealand adopted a proportional voting system in 1996.

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by Anonymousreply 9Last Sunday at 1:48 AM


by Anonymousreply 1Last Saturday at 3:59 AM

Unlike the idiots (goverment and opposition, both are equally stupid) she did a great job dealing with coronavirus.

Doing the right things in times of crisis is not an easy task. She totally deserved this victory

by Anonymousreply 2Last Saturday at 4:11 AM

'I do not understand the United States of America.' That's what she said in an often repeated clip on CNN's Amanpour.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Saturday at 4:14 AM

Remember she was going to reduce immigration and make housing affordable - did the opposite instead.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Saturday at 4:25 AM

It's like some really competent and dedicated high school principal or fire chief got put in charge of a country.

You know, the kind of person you come across occasionally and think "Why can't they be president/prime minister/premier? I'm sure they'd do a much better job than the corrupt dirtbags in power right now". Then you think "Oh stop being so naive, it's the position that corrupts, not the people who strive for it"

by Anonymousreply 5Last Saturday at 4:32 AM

that is what a first world country looks like

by Anonymousreply 6Last Saturday at 4:35 AM

Is that fat, hideous anti-Trudeau cunttroll also the anti-Ardern cunttroll? I think I could smell her rancid, putrid cuntstain in this thread? Despicable, hideous cunttroll.

Congrats, Jacinda!!!

by Anonymousreply 7Last Saturday at 5:20 AM

She is okay at crisis management.

Managing an economy, she can't do. She has no idea how to diversify the economy, drive productivity gains and make housing affordable for the sake of a better society.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Saturday at 10:18 PM

No, she is not ok, she did way better than most other countries

by Anonymousreply 9Last Sunday at 1:48 AM
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