NZ election 2020: Jacinda Ardern thanks voters amid Labour landslide

  
Via:  Bob Nelson  •  6 days ago  •  6 comments

By:   Phil Taylor (the Guardian)

NZ election 2020: Jacinda Ardern thanks voters amid Labour landslide
Judith Collins concedes as results show Labour on track for a large majority

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Lemme see...

A Prime Minister led her country through the coronavirus crisis with a total of twenty-five deaths.

She just got re-elected by a landslide.

A President "led" his country through the coronavirus crisis with more than two hundred twenty THOUSAND deaths to date, and tens of thousands more to come...

He's up for re-election. I wonder how it will go...


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Jacinda Ardern will govern New Zealand for a second term after the Labour party secured a landslide victory in the general election, attracting so many votes that it could become the first party in decades to be able to govern alone.

With more than 90% of the vote counted, Labour had secured 49%, with the opposition National party on 27%. Labour was expected to win 64 of the 120 seats in parliament, and National, 35. It is the best result for the Labour party in 50 years.

The leader of the opposition, Judith Collins, congratulated Ardern on the "outstanding result" on Saturday night.

Speaking to supporters at Auckland town hall minutes later, Ardern thanked the nation for the strong mandate. She said elections "don't have to be divisive" and promised to govern with positivity.

"I cannot imagine a people I would feel more privileged to work on behalf of, to work alongside and to be prime minister for," she said to cheers.

"Tonight's result does give Labour a very strong and a very clear mandate."


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Bob Nelson
1  seeder  Bob Nelson    6 days ago

God how I wish she was our leader...

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Bob Nelson @1    6 days ago
 our leader

that is a common misconception...

we don't have "leaders"  we have "representatives"

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
1.1.1  seeder  Bob Nelson  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @1.1    6 days ago

I certainly agree that we do not have a leader. 

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     5 days ago

I have friends in NZ and they think she is great. 

Good on her.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3  Buzz of the Orient    5 days ago
"A President "led" his country through the coronavirus crisis with more than two hundred twenty THOUSAND deaths to date, and tens of thousands more to come...
.He's up for re-election. I wonder how it will go..."

I would say that depends entirely upon the intelligence and common sense of the individual voters, does it not?  Did I not read elsewhere that voters who had lesser education voted for Trump?

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1  seeder  Bob Nelson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    5 days ago

Trump projects a message: "There's no need to know anything... just be forceful!"

That's a seductive message for people who don't know much and don't want to recognize the fact, particularly not to themselves. 

 
 
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