Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s party today scored a thumping victory by scoring nearly 50 per cent votes in multi-dimensional elections. Ardern’s labour party bagged 49.5% votes against National’s 26.9% votes.
Judith Collins, the top opposition figure and leader of the National’s party, conceded defeat, saying she has spoken to Ardern and congratulated her on an “outstanding result”.
Ardern, in her speech made after the victory, said that she is not going to take the victory for granted and her team will start on the challenges faced by the right away.
Reiterating her election promises, Ardern said that she will start working on building houses for homeless, sustainable electricity generation and jobs for the jobless as soon as possible.
The New Zealand Prime Minister touched upon the issue of hatred, saying that the world is increasingly polarising, and “as a nation, we have to make sure to listen and we can debate”
“Election means bringing people together,” she said.