Making a historious victory once again, Jacinda Ardern has proved herself to be the ‘head of New Zealand’. The PM(40) will continue the journey of making a ‘free coronavirus nation’ as done earlier.
Labour was on track to win 49% after 77 votes reading. The opposition centre-right National Party won 26.8% in Saturday’s poll – just 35 seats in the 120-seat assembly.
In a victory speech in front of hundreds of cheering supporters in Auckland, Ardern said she would build an economy that works to create jobs, train people, protect the environment and address climate challenges and social inequalities for the New Zealanders.
Citizens also voted on Saturday in referendums to legalise euthanasia and recreational marijuana, with results to be announced on October 30. The latter vote could make New Zealand only the third country in the world to allow the adult use and sale of cannabis nationwide, after Uruguay and Canada.
- Established in 1854, New Zealand is known to be the oldest as well as the wise form of parliament.
- New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections in 1893.