Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won an overwhelming victory in the New Zealand general election on Saturday, using his success in the fight against Covid-19 to obtain an unprecedented overwhelming majority of seats and the opportunity to implement her reform agenda.
With two-thirds of the votes, Arden’s center-left Labor Party accounted for 49.2% and is expected to occupy approximately 64 seats in the 120-member Parliament.
Since New Zealand adopted a proportional voting system in 1996, no leader has won an absolute majority, leading to New Zealand’s succession to a multi-party government.
Although the count has not yet been finalized, the relevant figures are sufficient for opposition leader Judith Collins to admit after calling Ardern.
"Congratulations on your results, because I think it is for the Labour Party. Collins cheering supporters in Oakland said. This is a difficult movement.
The Conservative National Party is expected to occupy 35 seats, it seems that It was the worst result in the past 20 years.
Arden’s performance defeated the election polls and gave the Labour Party its strongest performance since 1946.
Party Chairman Claire Szabo praised this The campaign of the charismatic leader. After she took over the party in 2017, she sparked a wave of support called "Jacinda Mania".
"There is no doubt that we are from Jacinda · The strong and powerful leadership acquired by Jacinda Ardern played an important role in all of this," she told New Zealand.
Ardern referred to the vote as the "Covid election" and gave her The government successfully campaigned to eliminate the community spread of the virus, which caused only 25 deaths out of 5 million people.
The pandemic was only one of a series of crises that demonstrated the leadership of Arden. One-term fierce interactions occurred.
After a white white supremacist gunman killed 51 Muslim followers in the Christchurch mosque attack last year, she showed sympathy and decisive action in gun control.
Ardern once again found himself comforting a shocked country when the Isle of Wight volcano erupted, also known as Whakaali volcano, killing 21 people and leaving dozens of terrible burns.
"No matter what the crisis, You will always rest assured that I will do my best to do this job, even if she said this week.
-"An extraordinary victory"-
Ardern faced criticism during her first term for failing to fulfill some key promises, such as improving housing affordability and tackling child poverty.
Greens co-leader Marama Davidson (Marama Davidson) co-administered with the Labor Party during his first term. He said that the prime minister now has the task of implementing changes.
"I would like to congratulate Jacinda Ardern on her and her team for an extraordinary victory." She said.
"The results show how much New Zealanders want a strong and truly progressive government."
Collins looked at the specter of the Green Party and forced Arden to adopt a wealth tax.
But her attack failed to find momentum, and the party seemed to be far below the vote recorded in its last election in 2017.
This conservative leader, known as the "smasher"
About 3.5 million people registered to vote, of which 1.9 million or more than half of them voted as early as possible to show her toughness against the previous government Policy commitment.
The voting was originally scheduled to take place on September 19, but it was postponed due to a virus outbreak in Auckland and has been stopped.
Collins took over the Kuomintang after some time in July when the party had three leaders in three months, saying that the wrong start had sacrificed her campaign momentum.
Voters also voted in two referendums, one on the legalization of recreational marijuana and the other on the legalization of euthanasia, although the results of these votes will not be known until October 30.