World Elections: Prime Minister Ardern well ahead in New Zealand parliamentary elections

14:15  17 october  2020
14:15  17 october  2020 Source:   handelsblatt.com

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces the general election will be held on 19 September. 6 July 2020 (Monday). On 12 August 2020, Prime Minister Ardern delayed the dissolution of Parliament until 17 August and was seeking advice from the Electoral Commission regarding the election timeline.

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Ardern is internationally known for her successful crisis management. According to the first results, your Labor party would get an absolute majority.

Die Partei nach ersten Ergebnissen sogar auf die absolute Mehrheit. Sollte sich dies bestätigen, könnte Labour in Zukunft auch ohne eine Koalition mit den Grünen regieren. © AFP According to initial results, the party even has an absolute majority. If this is confirmed, Labor could continue to govern without a coalition with the Greens.

In the general election in New Zealand , a clear victory for the incumbent Labor Party with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is emerging. According to the first results shortly after the polls closed, the party would even get an absolute majority of more than 60 of the 120 seats. If this is confirmed, Labor could continue to govern without a coalition with the Greens.

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Jacinda Ardern has dominated the final leaders’ debate before New Zealand goes to the polls on Saturday, appearing In a Colmar Brunton poll released an hour before the debate, Labour was polling 15 points ahead of the opposition National party, with Ardern as the preferred prime minister .

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A commentator on New Zealand television spoke of a "considerable slide to the left". Ardern, also known abroad for her successful crisis management, has been in office since 2017.

Your fiercest opponent in the election was Judith Collins (61) from the conservative National Party, which, according to the initial results, only has about 30 seats. According to surveys in the run-up to the vote, Ardern was the favorite. She has ruled a coalition of Labor, the Greens and the small populist New Zealand First party, which is known for its anti-immigrant positions. Three years ago the party had tipped the scales and surprisingly brought Ardern into office. Now she clearly lost. The Greens, however, were able to gain.

Ardern has also gained a lot of international recognition for its handling of the Christchurch attacks, in which a right-wing extremist from Australia shot 51 Muslims in two mosques last year, and for its successful fight against the corona pandemic. So far, the Pacific country has come through the pandemic very lightly and recently declared for the second time that it had the virus under control.

The 3.7 million eligible voters also voted in two referendums on the legalization of cannabis as a recreational drug and the legalization of euthanasia. The results of these referendums should not be published until the end of October.

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