Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 4:08 PM
BREAKING NEWS
**First fuel trucks enter war-torn Gaza: Rafah crossing official **Six trucks with fuel to power generators at two hospitals crossed from Egypt **Hezbollah war with Israel would be 'mistake of its life': Netanyahu **We will strike it with a force it cannot even imagine: Netanyahu **Force ‘not way’ to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict : China **Iran journalists who covered Amini death get jail sentences **Elaheh Mohammadi, Niloufar Hamedi were both found guilty of collaboration with US **Elaheh and Niloufar were arrested after reporting on the death last year of Mahsa Amini
Home International New Zealand National Party’s Luxon to lead new government

New Zealand National Party’s Luxon to lead new government

The final vote count, which includes overseas and special votes, is not due until Nov. 3.

by NWMNewsDesk
0 comment

New Zealand’s center-right National Party led by Christopher Luxon will form a new government with its preferred coalition party ACT, as Prime Minister Chris Hipkins conceded his Labour Party could not form a government after.

The National Party, now in opposition, had 39% of the votes with 92% counted, while the ACT party had 9%. That would give the two parties enough seats to form a government, according to the Electoral Commission.

National won over voters by promising relief for struggling middle-income New Zealanders, and to bring historically high inflation under control while reducing the country’s debt.

Under former leader Jacinda Ardern, Labour in 2020 became the first party to capture an outright majority since New Zealand switched to a mixed member proportional system in 1996.

banner

But Labour has since lost support, with many New Zealanders disgruntled over the country’s long COVID-19 lockdown and the rising cost of living.

In addition, the final vote count, which includes overseas and special votes, is not due until Nov. 3. Special votes have historically made slight changes to the outcome, adding seats for the left at the expense of the right-leaning bloc.

You may also like

In a recent breakthrough, researchers have found that the updated COVID-19 vaccine has demonstrated an impressive 95% efficacy rate against the emerging Delta variant, which has been causing widespread concern globally.

Blogs

Latest Articles

© 2023 News World Media. All Rights Reserved.