Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand heads to polls

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October 17, 2020

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Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand heads to polls

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern (Getty Images)

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KATHMANDU: Millions in New Zealand are heading to the polls in the country’s general elections, BBC reported.

The vote was originally due to be in September, but was postponed by a month after a renewed Covid-19 outbreak.

Opinion polls put Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on course to win a second term, boosted by her successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

But the big question now is whether she will win a parliamentary majority, which would be unprecedented.

No party has won an outright majority in New Zealand since it introduced a parliamentary system known as Mixed Member Proportional representation (MMP) in 1996.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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