New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has won a landslide victory in the general election. Jacinda said her success will be used to rebuild the economy affected by the Corona epidemic and address social inequality.
"There's a lot of work to be done in the next three years," she told her supporters in Auckland after the victory. This victory will help us to recover and accelerate everything ', Jacinda added.
Born in Hamilton, Ardern grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara, where she attended a state school. After graduating from the University of Waikato in 2001, Ardern began her career working as a researcher in the office of Prime Minister Helen Clark. She later worked in London, within the Cabinet Office, and was elected president of the International Union of Socialist Youth.Ardern was first elected as an MP in the 2008 general election, when Labour lost power after nine years. She was later elected to represent the Mount Albert electorate in a by-election in February 2017.
Arden's Labor Party received 49% of the vote, with 87% of the vote. At the same time, the opposition National Party won only 27 percent of the vote. Judith, Jacinda's rival and leader of the Center - Right National Party, won only 34 seats. This is the worst performance of the National Party since 2002.
Ardern describes herself as a social democrat and a progressive. The Sixth Labour Government has focused particularly on the New Zealand housing crisis, child poverty, and social inequality. In March 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she led the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020 election would be the first time since 1951 that New Zealand has had a majority government
Jacinda's administration was praised around the world for her successful handling of the Covid expansion.