Jacinda Ardern hails ‘very strong mandate’ after New Zealand election landslide

Jacinda Ardern hails ‘very strong mandate’ after New Zealand election landslide

October 17, 2020

With more than 90% of vote counted Labour expected to secure 64 of 120 seats

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Jacinda Ardern will govern New Zealand for a second term after the Labour party secured a landslide victory in the general election, attracting so many votes that it could become the first party in decades to be able to govern alone.

With more than 90% of the vote counted, Labour had secured 49%, with the opposition National party on 27%. Labour was expected to win 64 of the 120 seats in parliament, and National, 35. It is the best result for the Labour party in 50 years.

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