The New Paper

October 19, 2020

New Zealand Labour Party secures first parliamentary majority since 1996

New Zealand held primary elections over the weekend, with the Labour Party securing 64 of 120 seats in parliament. The Labour Party (led by incumbent Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern) became the first party to secure an outright parliamentary majority since the nation established a new voting system in 1996. 

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