Since the introduction of the current political system in Newzealand in 1996, Jacinda Arden wins election with the highest percentage that is 49% of votes. In other words, the Labour party has won 64 parliamentary seats out of a total number of 120 seats. Splendid winning the second term of the election has made it the first party to govern the state alone.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern wins second term in landslide election victory https://t.co/pviTs8Fz17
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After the declaration of election on Saturday night, Jacinda Arden delivered her victory speech. The newly re-elected Prime Minister expressed the words of her speech with staunch determination whilst referring to the difficulties of the hot climate. Ms Arden stated that “Tonight, New Zealand has shown the Labour Party its greatest support in at least 50 years.”Jacinda Arden further promised that her party would govern for every New Zealander.
Judith Collins, the leader of the National Party (NAT) congratulated her on this occasion. She also pledged to maintain the status of her party as “robust opposition”. Ms Collins also said that “Three years will be gone in the blink of an eye and we will be back.”
The prime opposition party NAT to Labour Party won 27% seats which make almost 35 seats. In the last election, NAT won 44% seats whereas in the election of 2002 the results of National Party showed their worst.
The final result of the election will include the votes cast by overseas New Zealanders. However, variation in parliamentary seat allocation is expected after the final release of result.
New Zealand’s Election System
New Zealand’s general election takes place every three years. This system is known as Mixed-member Proportional Representation (MMP or MMPR). According to this system, voters are able to vote for their preferred party, electorate or constituency twice.
Labour party was already a preferred party by everyone in New Zealand. The first term of Jacinda Arden regime was quick tough as her government went through a lot of crises which includes terrorist attack, natural disaster and COVID-19.
Jacinda Arden wins election with a plethora of appreciation.