Jacinda Ardern wins New Zealand election in landslide triumph

    Picture shows New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern addressing the public after winning a second term

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    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern thanks her fans after winning a 2nd term in landslide triumph (Picture: AP / Getty)

    Jacinda Ardern has actually won a 2nd term as New Zealand’s prime minister in a landslide triumph.

    The Labour Party leader took on Judith Collins of the National Party in the fight to form the nation’s 53rd parliament.

    Ms Collins yielded defeat today, as the Labour Party looked set to protect more than 60 seats in parliament and govern alone.

    Addressing a roaring crowd of fans, Ms Ardern stated: ‘Thank you to individuals who worked so tough to share our message. Who offered in what seemed like an unlimited project.

    ‘But most importantly thank you to the many people who gave us their vote, who trusted us to continue with leading New Zealand’s healing.’

    The election cycle was mainly controlled by the coronavirus pandemic, with Ms Ardern’s handling of the crisis putting her ahead in surveys.

    The political leader thanked those who hadn’t chose her previous to this election in her speech today, guaranteeing a Government that would take care of everyone.

    She stated: ‘We will not take your support for granted. And I can promise you we will be a party that governs for every New Zealander.’

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    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveils her homemade cheese scones as she arrives at an event to thank her electorate workers in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. New Zealand is holding a general election Saturday, and opinion polls indicate Ardern is on track to win a second term as prime minister. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reveals her homemade cheese scones as she comes to an occasion to thank her electorate employees in Auckland (Picture: AP)

    epa08752155 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (R) and her partner Clarke Gayford celebrate at the New Zealand Labour party election night event in Auckland, New Zealand, 17 October 2020. Jacinda Ardern has won a second term in New Zealand's general election. EPA/DAVID ROWLAND AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford commemorate at the New Zealand Labour celebration election night (Picture: EPA)

    Earlier in the day, Ms Ardern brought homemade cheese scones to project volunteers in Auckland.

    Her federal government has actually mainly concentrated on matters such as the New Zealand real estate crisis, kid hardship and social inequality given that her election in 2017.

    The 2020 election was initially due to be hung on September 19 however was postponed due to the re-emergence of Covid-19 in the neighborhood.

    The nation is now thought to have the infection under control, without any neighborhood spread and no social distancing needed.

    In her triumph speech, Ms Ardern stated the nation had actually been effectively merged after the ballot procedure went efficiently.

    She stated: ‘Elections aren’t constantly fantastic at bringing individuals together however they likewise don’t require to tear one another apart.

    ‘And in times of crisis I believe New Zealand has shown that and for that again, I say thank you.’

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