New Zealand prime minister wins second term in landslide

New Zealand’s prime minister won a second term in office.

Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party won 49% of the vote, according to preliminary results. The next highest vote share was earned by the National Party, which took 27% of the vote.

With its victory, the Labour Party will control the majority of seats in Parliament. No party has accomplished such a feat since the nation’s current political system was established in 1996. Parties in New Zealand have typically had to form coalitions in order to get things accomplished.

The Green Party, Labour’s current coalition partner, garnered 8% of
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