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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern swept to a commanding victory in the Nation’s general election.
  • “We will build back better from the Covid crisis. We have the mandate to accelerate our response and our recovery,” said Ardern.
  • Adern’s Labour Party got 49% support, the biggest vote share since 1930 while the opposition slumped to 27%, worst since 2002.
  • The victory will be an opportunity for Ardern to free New Zealand from issues like poverty and climate change.

New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern swept to a commanding victory in the Nation’s general election. This is her second term as the PM of New Zealand which will be giving her a bigger mandate to tackle social inequality. She told reporters that there is a lot of work to do in the upcoming three years. “We will build back better from the Covid crisis. We have the mandate to accelerate our response and our recovery,” said Ardern.

Adern’s Labour Party got 49% support, the biggest vote share since 1930 while the opposition slumped to 27%, worst since 2002. The 40-year-old leader is known for her leadership and skills in managing crisis which is reflected clearly in the way she handled the pandemic in New Zealand. Jacinda will be governing New Zealand. Whether she would be inviting the Green Party into her Government is yet unknown.

Ardern’s big win came in her plate for breaking the transmission chain of Covid while countries like Australia, US and UK are still struggling to get over it. The victory will be an opportunity for Ardern to free New Zealand from issues like poverty and climate change.

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