Jacinda Ardern wins second term in office
October 18, 2020 5:46 am
Jacinda Arden wins second term in office by landslide in New Zealand general election [Source: Herald Scotland]
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won a landslide victory in the country’s general election.
With most ballots tallied, Ms Ardern’s Labour Party has won 49% of the vote and she is projected to win a rare outright parliamentary majority.
The opposition centre-right National Party, currently on 27%, has admitted defeat in Saturday’s poll.
The vote was originally due to be in September but was postponed by a month after a renewed Covid-19 outbreak.
Proud to see my friend @jacindaardern score a historic victory.
With a full embrace of a #netzerocommitment by 2050, this was also a landslide win for the climate. Your friends in Fiji are ready to keep moving with our work to make the Pacific and our planet a better place. pic.twitter.com/AYRId4eo8H
— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) October 17, 2020