Jacinda Ardern wins absolute majority in election in New Zealand

Flag of New Zealand, over dts
Flag of New Zealand, over dts
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern achieved a historic election victory in the general election in New Zealand.

After 90 percent of the votes have been counted, your Labor Party will have an absolute majority in parliament with 64 of the 120 seats and will be able to govern alone in future. It is the first time since 1987 that the Labor Party has become the strongest force in New Zealand.

Ardern formed a coalition with the right-wing New Zealand First party in 2017 and was elected 40th Prime Minister with the tolerance of New Zealand's Greens. In the corona crisis, Ardern became known internationally through a strict policy of isolation. In the meantime, New Zealand was considered "Corona-free", but in the end the virus could not be kept completely away.