Jacinda Adern sweeps in a landslide victory in New Zealand elections


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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won Saturday's general election in a landslide and secured three more years in power after the country stopped the spread of coronavirus. With more than 90 per cent of ballots counted, her centre-left Labour Party had won 49 per cent of votes, enough to secure 64 seats in the 120-seat parliament, the country's first majority since 1996. Opposition leader Judith Collins has conceded defeat, saying: 'Boy we knew it was going to be tough'. It remains unclear whether the Labour Party will govern alone or involve the Green Party in left-wing deal. Voters also cast ballots on the legalisation of euthanasia and cannabis use with results on 30 October. Voters have rewarded Ms Ardern, 40, for her successful handling of Covid-19 after the country stopped the disease with only 1,883 cases and 25 deaths recorded.

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