Maldives admires excellence in handling Covid-19 under PM Jacinda Ardern's leadership: pres

Maldives admires excellence in handling Covid-19 under PM Jacinda Ardern's leadership: pres

"I am eager to take forward the friendly partnership between the governments of the Maldives and New Zealand"; "No doubt that the coming years will witness that partnership continue to strengthen"; Ardern's liberal Labour Party won 49 percent of the vote, ...

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New Zealand general election 2020: Labour's earthquake

New Zealand general election 2020: Labour's earthquake

A political earthquake struck New Zealand on general election night, with the Labour Party securing a second term in office with an absolute majority. This is the first time since the MMP voting system was introduced in 1996 that a political party has won such a ...

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New Zealand now has the most LGBT+ parliament in the world

New Zealand now has the most LGBT+ parliament in the world

New Zealand now has 11 out LGBT+ politicians in its parliament, after general elections ushered in a 'rainbow wave'. New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide victory with her Labour Party on Saturday (17 October). The party now holds ...

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Jacinda Ardern wins second term as New Zealand's Prime Minister in landslide election

Jacinda Ardern wins second term as New Zealand's Prime Minister in landslide election

New Zealand (NBC) (10/20/20)— Incumbent Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in a historic election landslide, viewed by many as an endorsement of her handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In a victory ...

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Coronavirus crisis: Wandering Kiwis 'Australia's issue', says New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

Coronavirus crisis: Wandering Kiwis 'Australia's issue', says New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the walkabout Kiwis who have taken advantage of Australia's lax internal borders are a matter for our state and federal governments.

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Ardern's landslide victory shows power of inclusive leadership

Ardern's landslide victory shows power of inclusive leadership

Voters reward Ardern for her successful response to Covid-19, which stands in stark contrast to countries like the UK and US. WELLINGTON • Jacinda Ardern's emphatic election victory is seen as an endorsement of an inclusive brand of leadership that may ...

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How Jacinda Ardern's win could be a victory for AUSTRALIA - with go-getting Kiwis set to flee her tax increases that ...

How Jacinda Ardern's win could be a victory for AUSTRALIA - with go-getting Kiwis set to flee her tax increases that ...

The New Zealand Prime Minister's plan to raise income taxes on wealthy Kiwis is now expected to cause a 'brain drain across the ditch'. Labour over there has a mandate to punish the rich.

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Why Jacinda Ardern is just like a Latin American populist

Why Jacinda Ardern is just like a Latin American populist

Lacking an economic recovery plan, the policies of the re-elected Prime Minister risk hurting the ordinary New Zealanders they aim to help.

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Wandering Kiwis Australia's issue: Ardern

Wandering Kiwis Australia's issue: Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the walkabout Kiwis who have taken advantage of Australia's lax internal borders are a matter for its state and...

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What Joe Biden Can Learn From Jacinda Ardern

What Joe Biden Can Learn From Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand's prime minister just won a historic victory. Her formula for success was simple: science and solidarity.

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Ardern's win poses questions over the Greens and challenges for the centre-right

Ardern's win poses questions over the Greens and challenges for the centre-right

Jacinda Ardern's re-election poses questions for centre-right governments around the world about what voters want and expect from their leaders.

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Ardern's Stunning Election Victory Holds Lessons for US

Ardern's Stunning Election Victory Holds Lessons for US

(Bloomberg) -- Jacinda Ardern's emphatic election victory is seen as an endorsement of an inclusive brand of leadership that may ripple beyond New Zealand's borders.In an age of populism and confrontation, Ardern's message of empathy and kindness ...

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With A Mandate To Govern New Zealand Alone, Labour Must Now Decide What It Really Stands For

With A Mandate To Govern New Zealand Alone, Labour Must Now Decide What It Really Stands For

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promising to accelerate Labour's COVID-19 recovery plan after winning re-election in a landslide. Phil Walter/Getty Images.

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Live Updates, October 19: How the parties are reacting to Saturday's election result

Live Updates, October 19: How the parties are reacting to Saturday's election result

All the latest New Zealand news, updated throughout the day. Reach me on stewart@thespinoff.co.nz 8.25am: Greens remain hopeful for coalition Based on the sea of red on Saturday night, Jacinda Ardern doesn't need to call the Greens into government if ...

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New Zealand has chosen its next prime minister — the outcome likely won't surprise

New Zealand has chosen its next prime minister — the outcome likely won't surprise

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern made history Saturday, winning a second term as prime minister in an election landslide. Here's a look at her rise to glory.

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Jacinda Ardern won a landslide re-election because of her effective Covid-19 response

Jacinda Ardern won a landslide re-election because of her effective Covid-19 response

The pre-election polls suggested it might happen. But the fact that Labour and Jacinda Ardern have won an outright majority and the mandate to govern New Zealand alone is more than an electoral landslide – it is a tectonic shift. This is also not a result of the ...

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Ardern's Stunning Election Victory Holds Lessons for the US

Ardern's Stunning Election Victory Holds Lessons for the US

Jacinda Ardern's emphatic election victory is seen as an endorsement of an inclusive brand of leadership that may ripple beyond New Zealand's borders.

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'Look forward to working together': PM Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern for poll win

'Look forward to working together': PM Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern for poll win

A day after winning the second term, Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and reboot the economy.

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Jacinda Ardern's landslide win in NZ shows what voters want — Covid competence

Jacinda Ardern's landslide win in NZ shows what voters want — Covid competence

Shutting down economy at a time when New Zealand had just 102 cases was a political gamble, but one that's paid off.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been re-elected in a landslide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been re-elected in a landslide

The prime minister has been lauded worldwide for leading New Zealand's decisive response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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New Zealand's victorious Ardern vows to deliver reform

New Zealand's victorious Ardern vows to deliver reform

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed on Sunday to "crack on" with delivering her vision following a landslide election victory, after a string of disasters frustrated reform in her first term.

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New Zealand's Ardern Credits Virus Response for Election Win

New Zealand's Ardern Credits Virus Response for Election Win

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and ...

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New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern to Form Government in 3 Weeks after Historic Win

New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern to Form Government in 3 Weeks after Historic Win

Ardern on Saturday delivered the biggest election victory for her centre-left Labour Party in half a century.

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New Zealand's Ardern credits virus response for election win

New Zealand's Ardern credits virus response for election win

A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and reboot the economy.

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New Zealand's Ardern credits virus response for election win

New Zealand's Ardern credits virus response for election win

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and ...

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New Zealand's victorious Ardern vows to deliver reform

New Zealand's victorious Ardern vows to deliver reform

Wellington (AFP). New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Sunday to "crack on" with delivering her vision following a landslide election victory, after a string of disasters frustrated reform in her first term. Ardern won a historic outright majority in ...

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New Zealand's Ardern credits virus response for election win

New Zealand's Ardern credits virus response for election win

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and ...

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New Zealand's Ardern: A victory forged in crisis

New Zealand's Ardern: A victory forged in crisis

A fresh-faced Jacinda Ardern entered office three years ago promising “relentless positivity” — and New Zealand's leader has needed it in abundance as a succession of catastrophes besieged the nation and tested her mettle. In a hectic first term, Ardern has ...

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New Zealand reports first locally acquired Covid case in three weeks

New Zealand reports first locally acquired Covid case in three weeks

New Zealand has reported its first locally acquired case of Covid-19 in more than three weeks on the heels of a sweeping electoral victory for Jacinda Ardern's Labour party, dealing a blow to hopes the country had eliminated transmission ...

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New Zealand's Ardern to form government within three weeks after historic election win

New Zealand's Ardern to form government within three weeks after historic election win

After a thumping election win, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that she would form a government within three weeks but declined to say whether she would rule alone or form a coalition.

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New Zealand opposition dares victorious Ardern to deliver

New Zealand opposition dares victorious Ardern to deliver

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's opposition said Sunday Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's landslide election win means she no longer has any excuses for failin...

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New Zealand's Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

New Zealand's Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions.

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Jacinda Ardern claims historic victory in New Zealand election

Jacinda Ardern claims historic victory in New Zealand election

"We have the mandate to accelerate our response and our recovery and tomorrow we start," she said.

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Jacinda Ardern wins New Zealand election by landslide

Jacinda Ardern wins New Zealand election by landslide

In 'historic shift', incumbent prime minister delivers biggest election victory for her Labour Party in 50 years.

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With a mandate to govern New Zealand alone, Labour must now decide what it really stands for

With a mandate to govern New Zealand alone, Labour must now decide what it really stands for

In politics, what lifts you up can drag you down. To avoid that, Jacinda Ardern's Labour government will have to examine its political soul.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been re-elected in a landslide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been re-elected in a landslide

The prime minister has been lauded worldwide for leading New Zealand's decisive response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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New Zealand's Ardern to take time to decide on coalition after historic election win

New Zealand's Ardern to take time to decide on coalition after historic election win

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will take her time to decide whether she will go alone or include coalition partners in her next government, after a thumping election win on Saturday.

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BREAKING: Labour Party landslide

BREAKING: Labour Party landslide

The extent of the Labour Party win tonight is truly extraordinary. On track to win a total majority in the Party vote, Labour also turned the following electorates. East Coast Hamilton East Hamilton West Hutt South Ilam Invercargill Nelson New Plymouth Northcote

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New Zealand's Ardern wins second term in election landslide

New Zealand's Ardern wins second term in election landslide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions.

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Labour's Jacinda Ardern wins second term, crushes National

Labour's Jacinda Ardern wins second term, crushes National

ELECTION LATEST* It's a sea of red! Labour surges to victory - and can govern alone* Jacinda Ardern hails historic win, promises to govern for every New Z.

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NZ Election 2020 live updates: All the reaction as Labour wins in a landslide, National suffers massive defeat

NZ Election 2020 live updates: All the reaction as Labour wins in a landslide, National suffers massive defeat

Welcome to Newshub's live updates with all the reaction to Saturday night's 2020 election results. In what was a monumental night for Labour, it clinched power by such margin - 49.1 percent of the vote and 64 seats - that it can govern alone.

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Jacinda Ardern's quiet competence triumphs in New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern's quiet competence triumphs in New Zealand

By making voters feel proud, she has led the Labour party to the biggest mandate in a generation.

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New Zealand PM Ardern Wins Re-Election In Best Showing For Labour Party In Decades

New Zealand PM Ardern Wins Re-Election In Best Showing For Labour Party In Decades

The Labour Party now controls a majority of seats in Parliament, giving it a strong mandate to govern. The 40-year-old Jacinda Ardern has promised to be a voice for all New Zealanders.

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Jacinda Ardern and Labour returned in a landslide — 5 experts on a historic New Zealand election

Jacinda Ardern and Labour returned in a landslide — 5 experts on a historic New Zealand election

The pre-election polls suggested it might happen. But the fact that Labour and Jacinda Ardern have provisionally won an outright majority and the mandate to govern New Zealand alone is more than an electoral landslide — it is a tectonic shift. This is also not ...

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Wins Second Term by Landslide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Wins Second Term by Landslide

For the first time in decades a party will enjoy an outright majority in New Zealand's Parliament.

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The red tide: Labour wins 15 seats held by National

The red tide: Labour wins 15 seats held by National

It's the red tide - a Labour landslide in the electorates has seen the party win 15 seats previously held by National Party MPs - including major upsets in Auckland Central, Ilam, Nelson, East Coast, Upper Harbour and Northcote to name a few.

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New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party scores landslide win

New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party scores landslide win

The centre-right opposition concedes, with Labour set for a rare outright parliamentary majority.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wins historic reelection

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wins historic reelection

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern led her party to a landslide victory in Saturday's election.

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Election 2020: Labour has won big, but now the real work starts

Election 2020: Labour has won big, but now the real work starts

ANALYSIS: Jacinda Ardern has led the Labour Party to a landslide, crushing Judith Collins and the National Party along the way, claiming a “mandate to accelerate”. By midnight, the centre-left vote in New Zealand was edging 57 per cent. Not only was this a ...

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Jacinda Ardern to govern New Zealand for second term after historic victory

Jacinda Ardern to govern New Zealand for second term after historic victory

New Zealanders give Labour more votes than at any other election in past five decades.

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern wins re-election in historic landslide

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern wins re-election in historic landslide

Ardern's liberal Labour Party was winning 49% of the vote compared to 27% for its main challenger, the conservative National Party.

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Election 2020: 'Electoral earthquake' for Lab-Greens

Election 2020: 'Electoral earthquake' for Lab-Greens

Welcome to the Newsroom rolling analysis of Election Night 2020. Our journalists, with respected former leaders and experts from around NZ, say Jacinda Ardern has won an unprecedented mandate. But with great power, comes great responsibility.

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Jacinda Ardern wins landslide re-election in New Zealand vote

Jacinda Ardern wins landslide re-election in New Zealand vote

Jacinda Ardern's centre-left Labour Party have won a landslide victory in New Zealand's general election as voters rewarded her for a decisive response to Covid-19. Video: Reuters.

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Ardern wins landslide in New Zealand's 'Covid election'

Ardern wins landslide in New Zealand's 'Covid election'

WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide victory in New Zealand's general election on Saturday, leveraging success battling Covid-19 into an unprecedented majority she said gave her a mandate for progressive reform.

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New Zealand's Ardern wins 'historic' re-election for crushing Covid-19

New Zealand's Ardern wins 'historic' re-election for crushing Covid-19

WELLINGTON, Oct 17 — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's delivered the biggest election victory for her centre-left Labour Party in half a century today as voters rewarded her for a decisive response to Covid-19. The mandate means Ardern, 40, could form the ...

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PM Ardern storms to re-election with 'be strong, be kind' mantra

PM Ardern storms to re-election with 'be strong, be kind' mantra

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Jacinda Ardern turned speaking from the heart and smiling through adversity into a winning formula for a blowout re-election as New Zealand's leader on Saturday.

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