Jacinda Ardern has won a second term as New Zealand’s Prime Minister. With more than 83.7% of the votes counted, Ardern’s Labour Party has won 49% of the vote, according to the Electoral Commission.
“Tonight, New Zealand has shown the Labour Party its greatest support in at least 50 years,” Ardern said in a powerful victory speech on Saturday night. “And I can promise you: we will be a party that governs for every New Zealander.”
Opposition leader Judith Collins officially acknowledged Ardern’s victory in a speech on Saturday night, congratulating her on an “outstanding result”.