New Zealand election

Jacinda Ardern credits coronavirus response for New Zealand election win

Ardern's popularity soared earlier this year after she led a successful effort to halt the spread of the virus by implementing a strict lockdown in late March.

published on : 18th October 2020

End of reign for New Zealand kingmaker Winston Peters

The 75-year-old who first entered parliament 41 years ago, refused to say his long and colourful political career was over.

published on : 17th October 2020

Jacinda Ardern wins landslide in New Zealand election

With a quarter of the vote still to be counted, Labour has 49 percent of the vote and its ally the Green Party has 7.6 percent, with Collins' National Party holding 27 percent.

published on : 17th October 2020

Jacinda Ardern on course for landslide victory in New Zealand election

She displayed both empathy and decisive action on gun control after a white supremacist gunman killed 51 Muslim worshippers in the March 2019 Christchurch mosques attack.

published on : 17th October 2020

New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern vs. conservative challenger

New Zealanders will also vote on whether to legalise marijuana and euthanasia.

published on : 15th October 2020

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern votes a week before polls close in election

Ardern cast her vote in her Auckland district Saturday after visiting a market in the heavily Polynesian south Auckland suburb of Otara, where she was thronged by supporters.

published on : 10th October 2020

New Zealand polls: Jacinda Ardern leads poll as first election debate held

In the first televised debate before the vote, Ardern said she stood by a virus programme that has limited the outbreak's toll to 25 deaths in a population of five million.

published on : 22nd September 2020

New Zealand PM delays election after coronavirus return

The centre-left leader, who is riding high in opinion polls, also acknowledged concerns from rivals that curbs on campaigning would unfairly weigh the election in favour of her government.

published on : 17th August 2020

New Zealand election date in doubt as coronavirus returns

With 1.5 million people under stay-at-home orders, and millions more at risk of a wider outbreak, Ardern said she was seeking advice on delaying the September 19 election.

published on : 12th August 2020