New Zealand has been granted another three years with Jacinda Arden as Prime Minister after she passed the election with flying colours.
She was hailed for her impeccable leadership and astute empathy during the pandemic, which was the main appeal that contributed to her landslide win. As of October 13, the country has no patients in the hospital with coronavirus.
During a Sky News program, Jacinda Arden has thanked the citizens of New Zealanders for their support and those who help advocate on behalf of the Labour Party’s message.
“Thank you to the people who worked so hard to share our message. Who volunteered in what felt like an endless campaign.
But most importantly thank you to the many people who gave us their vote, who trusted us to continue with leading New Zealand’s recovery. And to those amongst you who may not have supported Labour before – and the results tell me there were a few of you – to you I say thank you.”
She concluded by saying, “We will not take your support for granted. And I can promise you we will be a party that governs for every New Zealander.”
Judith Collins, the leader of the Nationalist Party, congratulated Arden on the win, by saying, “To Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, who I have phoned, congratulations on your result, which is outstanding.”
According to results, the election saw a record number of people cast early ballots, Arden has accumulated almost 50% of the votes.
Before her win, Arden had pledged $50 million to fund research alternatives for single-use plastic items and developing a sustainable solution for packaging and grocery bags.
Congratulations on the win, Jacinda Arden, and more power to you.