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Congrats on resounding victory: PM Modi wishes New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern on poll win

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide victory in New Zealand's general election Saturday, leveraging success battling Covid-19.

Published: 18th October 2020 02:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2020 03:19 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern (L). (Photo | Narendra Modi Official Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern (L). (Photo | Narendra Modi Official Twitter)

By Agencies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern for securing a second term in office, and said he looked forward to working together for taking the bilateral relationship to a higher level.

In his tweet, Modi said, "My heartiest congratulations to the PM of New Zealand @jacindaardern on her resounding victory."

"Recall our last meet a year ago and look forward to working together for taking India-NZ relationship to a higher level." Modi added in his tweet.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide victory in New Zealand's general election Saturday, leveraging success battling Covid-19 to gain an unprecedented outright majority and the chance to implement her reform agenda.

With two thirds of the vote counted, Ardern's centre-left Labour Party was on 49.2 percent and forecast to take around 64 seats in the 120-member parliament.

(Inputs from PTI, AP)



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