New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Wins Landslide Re-election Vote

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern again won the landslide re-election in the New Zealand vote. On October 17, 2020, she gave her victory speech to Labour Party members. The way the white supremacist party reacted to her in the line gave way to a lot of hullabaloos. She chanted the “be strong, be kind” mantra to counter the hate with love. Her campaign strongly protests against the guns and takes action to swiftly ban them. Thus, this makes her a single party government leader in decades. The opposition National Party of Judith Collins lost by a major amount. Furthermore, political commentator Bryce Edwards of Victoria University in Wellington stated, “This is a historic shift. This is new ground.”

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern wins landslide re-election
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What does New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern plan on doing?

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In this election, she has strongly advocated the progressive system of taxation. Where the National Party of Judith Collins wanted to increase taxes and introduce hostile policy towards the environment. Ardern promised short-term tax cuts. She won global acclaim and appreciation for her handling of a mass shooting. She has strongly advocated the “be strong, be kind” slogan to all. Her approach to tackling the COVID-19 has also put her in the limelight and has won love from all over the world.

The borders are still closed and the tourism sector is tarnished, however, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern makes everyone believe that they are planning to get out of the approaching recession. This win is the first time when the Labour party has shared power with a nationalist party.

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern wins landslide re-election
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern claims victory over challenger Judith Collins at the Labour Party election night event in Auckland, New Zealand, October 17, 2020. AAP Image/David Rowland

The meaning of this victory

During her victory speech, New Zealand Jacinda Ardern expressed her ecstatics on the win. She said, “New Zealand has shown the Labor Party its greatest support in almost 50 years. We will not take your support for granted. And I can promise you will be a party that governs for every New Zealander.”

The outstanding result with 77 percent of ballots counted in an election. This is also such a positive shift in “Jacinda Ardern’s ‘superstar’ popularity and brand.” The COVID-19 slogan “go hard, go early” has won the country from the coronavirus. This has shown how carefully New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern plans out her slogans. The Jacinda government is on the road to a transformed New Zealand with greater emphasis on women’s rights and social cause. Even if she receives criticism from other parties, her public love could easily be seen in this election. She is on to make history, and we are waiting to see her next steps.

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