Jacinda Ardern creates political history with landslide victory

Finlay Macdonald, Liz Minchin, Michael Lund, Veronika Meduna, and Wes Mountain Auckland, October 18, 2020 Labour is celebrating a landslide victory after winning 49% of the vote. The result means Labour could govern alone — the first time this has happened since New Zealand introduced a mixed member proportional (MMP) electoral system in 1993. In her victory speech, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern…

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Election night results for the 2020 General Election in New Zealand

Wellington, October 18, 2020 The Electoral Commission has released the election night results for the 2020 General Election. The results are based on the 2,397,117 votes counted on election day, which includes 15,645 party informal votes (votes where the voter’s intention was not clear). A small number of outstanding results will be finalised on October 18, 2020 and numbers will…

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Labour’s red tide pushes National out to sea

Jacinda Ardern addressing Labour Party Rally at Town Hall, Auckland after victory on October 17, 2020 (Newsroom (Photo by Lynn Grieveson)   The Gist: Jacinda Ardern has delivered Labour a historic result and National one of its worst thrashings ever, while the Greens and ACT ride high and New Zealand First says goodbye. The Labour Party has steamrolled its way…

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