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During the counting on Saturday, it was then clear that the Labor Party of Jesinda Orderna was winning the election for the second time in a row, Jesinda reached the party office from home.
- Voting took place on Saturday in New Zealand and counting began with it.
- Voting was quick because 19 lakh voters had already voted
After 24 years in New Zealand, no single party has won a single majority. Prime Minister Jesinda Ardern’s Labor Party registered a major victory, defying all estimates. Voting took place here on Saturday. Counting began just 90 minutes after the voting was over. Due to early voting facility, 19 lakh voters had already voted. This is 57% of the total voters. The total number of registered voters is around 30 lakh 77 thousand.
According to New Zealand media reports, the Labor Party received 48.9% of the vote and a total of 64 seats. The majority figure in the 120-member parliament is 61. Judith Collins’s National Party received 27% of the vote and a total of 35 seats. ACT New Zealand Party got 10 seats. Official results will be announced later.
What did ordern say
After the victory, Ordern said – I am very happy with the results that have come today. However, I was not surprised by them because I expected such a result. I know that the workers of my party have worked hard. We will continue our work. My daughter is two years old, and she is still sleeping. I will not change my team.
Photo is from last month. Then there was a TV debate between Jesinda and the leader of the main opposition party, Judith Collins. Collins (right) party won 35 seats
Ally party congratulated
During the Counting, the Green Party congratulated Jesinda and her Labor Party on their historic victory. The special thing is that after winning elections in 2017, the Labor Party formed the government along with the Green Party. The reason for this was that the Labor Party could not get a majority on its own. During the counting on Saturday, Green Party MP Marasma Davidson said – heartfelt congratulations to the Labor Party and Jesinda for the victory. Our party did a good campaign. The results were not found as expected.
What did the labor party say
Labor MP and spokeswoman Jenny Selesa said – the manner in which Prime Minister Jesinda showed skill in dealing with Kovid-19 seemed sure that we will get easy and big victory. The results are in line with our expectations. Now we will be able to fulfill those promises which were not fulfilled in the previous government.
How many parties attended
Five parties participated in this election. These are the Labor Party (Jacinda Ardern), National Party (Judith Collins), New Zealand First (Winston Peters), Green Party (James Shaw) and ACT New Zealand (David Seymour).
Two votes have to be cast
New Zealand has had an MMP (Mixed Member Proportional) system since 1996. The voter gives one vote to the preferred party and the other to the candidate. Candidates can also be independents. This is the first time a single party has won a majority after the MMP was implemented.