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New Zealand Conservatives Set to Form New Government as Labour Party Falters

HeadlineOct 16, 2023

In New Zealand, a coalition of two conservative parties has emerged as the winner of Saturday’s election. The National Party, led by New Zealand’s next prime minister, Christopher Luxon, won 39% of the vote. It’s poised to take power in a right-wing coalition with the populist anti-immigrant New Zealand First party. The Labour Party of former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won just 27% of the vote. Voters cited the cost of living as their major concern.

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