The New Zealand election committee has declared its results. The winner is none other than Jacinda Arden. She is the person who got re-elected as the prime minister of New Zealand for a second term. This news was revealed on Saturday during an election landslide of historic proportions.
Jacinda Arden’s party, the labour party had the most votes counted. They had a total of 49% of the votes, while their main competitor the National Party had only 27% of the votes.
Labour party was on a target to win the outright majority seats in the parliament. This is something that hasn’t happened within the last 24 years in the country of New Zealand. Typically, parties have to form an alliance to govern the country. However, this time it seems like Arden and the Labour party can do it all by themselves. In a victory speech in front of hundreds of cheering supporters in Auckland, Ardern said her party had gotten more support from New Zealanders than any time within the last 50 years.
“This has not been an ordinary election, and it’s not an ordinary time” Arden said
“It’s been full of uncertainty and anxiety, and we set out to be an antodote to that.” – Ardern promised not to take her new supporters for granted and to govern for all new zealanders.
To her above statements, she had a few more things to add.
“We are living in an increasingly polarized world, a place where more and more people have lost the abiliy to see one another’s point of view” – Jacinda Arden
“I think in this election, New Zealanders have shown that this is not who we are”- Jacinda said in regards to the number of voters cast early ballots in the two weeks leading upto the elections.
However, on the campaign trail, Jacinda was welcomed like a rockstar. People were crammed into malls and spilled onto the streets in order to get a selfie with her.
Arden’s popularity soared high this year. This happened after she led a successful effort to stamp out the coronavirus. There is no coronavirus in the country of 5 million, and are no longer required to wear masks or social distance. Arden, 40, who won the top job after the 2017 elections. This was when the labour formed an alliance with two other parties. The next year, 2028, she became the only second world leader to give birth while still in office.
Jacinda is now a well-known role model for working mothers around the world. Many of these working mothers saw her as a counterpoint to President Donald Trump. She was also praised for handling the last year. The year where New Zealand had attacks on two Christ Church Mosques. This happened when a white supremacist gunned down a 51 Muslim worshippers. On the basis of the attack, she moved forward to pass new laws. These new laws resulted in banning of the deadliest type of semi automatic weapons from the arms of commoners of the country of New Zealand.