New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: AFP
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: AFP
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Why New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s much-lauded coronavirus response may not be enough to win a third term

  • Ardern’s world-leading pandemic response, which helped the country keep the virus at bay for a long time, earned her a landslide victory in the 2020 election
  • But some voters, tired of years-long tough curbs that were finally lifted this week, are deserting her Labour Party ahead of the 2023 polls

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: AFP
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: AFP
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