After 24 years in New Zealand, no single party has won one majority. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party registered a serious victory, defying all estimates. Voting happened here on Saturday. Counting began just 90 minutes after the vote was over. Due to the early voting facility, 19 lakh voters had already voted. This is often 57% of the entire voters. the entire number of registered voters is around 30 lakh 77 thousand.
The Labour Party received 48.9% of the vote
According to the New Zealand media reports, the Labour Party received 48.9% of the vote and a complete of 64 seats. the bulk figure within the 120-member parliament is 61. Judith Collins’s National Party received 27% of the vote and the completion of 35 seats. ACT New Zealand Party got 10 seats. Official results are going to be announced later.
“I won’t change my team” – Arden
After the victory, Ardern said: “I am very proud of the results that have come today. However, I used to be unsurprised by them because I expected such a result. I do know that the workers at my party have worked hard. We’ll continue our work. My daughter is 2 years old, and she is still sleeping. I will not change my team.
Green Party congratulated
During the Counting, the Green Party congratulated Jacinda and her Labour Party on their historic victory. The special thing is that after winning elections in 2017, the Labour Party formed the govt alongside the Green Party. the rationale for this was that the Labour Party couldn’t get a majority on its own. During the calculations Saturday, Green Party MP Marama Davidson said – heartfelt congratulations to the Labour Party and Jacinda for their victory. Our party did an honest campaign. Needless to say, the results weren’t found.
What did the Labour Party say?
Labor MP and spokeswoman Jenny Selesa said: ‘The manner during which Prime Minister Jacinda showed skill in handling covid-19 seemed sure that we might get a simple and large victory. The results are in line with our expectations. Now we’ll be ready to fulfill those promises which weren’t fulfilled by the previous government.
Five Parties participated
Five parties participated during this election. These are the Labour Party with Jacinda Ardern, the National Party with Judith Collins, New Zealand First with Winston Peters, the Green Party with James Shaw and ACT New Zealand with David Seymour. New Zealand has had a Mixed Member Proportional system since 1996. The voter gives one vote to the well-liked party and therefore the other to the candidate. Candidates can also be independents. this is often the primary time any single party has won a majority after the MMP came into force.
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