- bbc news world
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Labor party will repeat their mandate after learning of their comfortable victory in this Saturday’s general election.
With over 90% of the votes counted, everything indicates the Labor Party will have absolute majority in parliament Which will allow them to rule this time without the need for a coalition.
to lie Labor has got 49% of the vote, which would give them 64 of the 120 seats that the New Zealand Parliament holds, with the opposition National Party winning 27% of the vote, with the remaining 35 parliamentary representation.
However, Ardern promised in his settled tone that Will rule for “all New Zealanders”, after starting his victory speech in the Māori language.
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This victory was no surprise.
After showing great leadership in two of the two major crises the country faced during his tenure, the elections already made him the winner.
The first massacre in the history of modern New Zealand was: the shooting of Two mosques in the city of Christchurch, In which 50 people died in 2019 and dozens were injured.
His most immediate legislative response was to declare a prohibition on the types of weapons used by the attacker.
And in this 2020, his management in the face of the coronavirus pandemic has earned him Support from our compatriots and international applause.
To tackle the health crisis, he proposed a strategy that involves flattening the curve (as opposed to flattening it, as in other countries), which led to early lockdowns and border closures in the first days.
On 29 April, New Zealand has already been considered “finished”. epidemics by eliminating local infections.
A subsequent outbreak led to general elections, which were scheduled for September, delayed for a month.
Moving into the next term, Ardern pledged to implement policies that are more vulnerable to climate change, boost funding for disadvantaged schools and increase income taxes for the top earners.
“but things are going to be very different during the second term,” explained Shaima Khalil, BBC correspondent in the Australian city of Sydney.
“New Zealand is now in recession for the first time in eleven years And Labor has been criticized for not having a clear COVID-19 economic recovery plan,” he said.
National Party leader Judith Collins congratulated Ardern and promised that her party would take A “strong opposition”.
“It will be three years in the blink of an eye,” he said, referring to the upcoming elections. “We’ll be back”.