Ardern wins landslide in New Zealand election

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide victory in New Zealand’s general election on Oct. 17, leveraging success battling Covid-19 to gain an...

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

  • WELLINGTON- Agence France-Presse
  • Hurriyet

No leader has achieved an absolute majority since New Zealand adopted a proportional voting system in 1996, leading to a succession of multi-party governments.

While the count has not been finalized, the figures were enough for opposition leader Judith…

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