New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern secured her position as the Prime Minister of New Zealand second term with a grand victory. She won 49% of the total votes polled when her main challenger from the conservative National Party bagged 27% votes.
By winning 64 of the 120 seats, Labour party is creating history as it is the first time in New Zealand after the adoption of proportional voting system in 1996 that a single party is able to form the government. Ardern whose leadership qualities have created huge public support, can form a government within two to three weeks.
Party president Claire Szabo praised Ardern and said, “There’s no doubt the strong, great leadership we’ve had from Jacinda Ardern has been a massive factor in all this.”