Image Source: NZ Labour.
New Zealand Politics

Labour Landslide Win in New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern's Labour Campaign Wins Big

Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party in New Zealand has claimed a landslide victory over the weekend delivering one of the best wins for the party. Prime Minister Ardern said, at a press conference on Sunday, she expected to form a government within the next two to three weeks before the release of official election results.

“My expectation is that we will form government within the next two to three weeks, We clearly have a mandate on behalf of New Zealand to crack on with government formation”.

– Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Image Source: NZ Labour, Twitter.

New Zealand’s Electoral Commission has released information that shows New Zealand Labour Party won 49% of the vote, which is 64 seats in the 120 seat parliament with the opposition National Party falling way behind at 27%, or 35 seats. The Electoral Commission has stated the official count will not be completed and published until 6 November 2020.

Ardern did not rule out forming a coalition government with the New Zealand Green Party. They won 7.6% of the vote (10 seats) in the parliament.

Image Source: Judith Collins, National Party on Twitter.

“Three years will be gone in the blink of an eye. I say to everybody, we will be back.

Tonight is the start of the next campaign. Bring on 2023.”

– Judith Collins, New Zealand National Party Leader

Previously in 2017, New Zealand Labour Party won 46 seats in the parliament and formed a coalition government with New Zealand First Party and the Green party. New Zealand First lost all of their seats in the 2020 election.

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Atom is a Kiwi and gained experience in news reporting, bicultural and cross-cultural reporting, news photography, media law and ethics at the Auckland Univerity of Technology.