New Zealand will have another three years of Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister after her party won the election by a landslide.
Ardern has been applauded for her handling of the ongoing health crisis, something which will have presumably helped her win the election.
The vote was originally set to take place in September, but was postponed due to the pandemic.
Ardern has thanked New Zealanders for their support and for all those who helped share the Labour Party’s message.
As per Sky News, the 40-year-old said in a statement:
Thank you to the people who worked so hard to share our message. Who volunteered in what felt like an endless campaign.
But most importantly thank you to the many people who gave us their vote, who trusted us to continue with leading New Zealand’s recovery. And to those amongst you who may not have supported Labour before – and the results tell me there were a few of you – to you I say thank you.
She added, ‘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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