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16 October 2020 - Jacinda Ardern poised to win second term in New Zealand vote

Publié par Marion Coste le 16/10/2020

Will Jacinda Ardern Win a Second Term? New Zealand’s Election, Explained

Damien Cave (The New York Times, 16/10/2020)

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is popular around the world, generating gushing reviews and inspiring a progressive fan base. She has been praised for managing the pandemic, the Christchurch terrorist attack and the birth of her first child.

Now, Ms. Ardern’s star turn looks likely to translate into votes at home.

She is expected to return to power in this week’s general election, with polls giving her Labour Party a comfortable double-digit lead over the more conservative National Party. An especially strong showing might even give Labour the country’s first majority government since an electoral overhaul in the mid-1990s that empowered minor parties and favored coalitions.

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A guide to New Zealand's 2020 election

(TVNZ, 16/10/2020)

New Zealand's election day is tomorrow, with Kiwis set to decide their next Parliament and prime minister for the next three years.

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Election 2020: Final poll has Labour governing alone

(Stuff.co.nz, 16/10/2020)

Labour is way out in front and in control, according to a final political poll on the eve of the election.

The Newshub-Reid Research poll, released on Friday night, shows the Labour Party with 45.8 per cent of the vote and National on 31.1 per cent.

ACT was on 7.4 per cent, the Greens on 6.3 per cent, while NZ First felt a small boost, jumping to 3.5 per cent.

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NZ Election 2020: Why gender stereotypes still affect perceptions of Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins as leaders

Suze Wilson (The Conversation, 14/10/2020)

Women leading both of New Zealand’s largest political parties is something to celebrate. Watching Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins go head to head in three televised or online pre-election debates should surely dispel any doubt about whether women are up to the demands of leadership at the highest level.

As tonight’s final debate will also surely demonstrate, both women are confident, assertive and resilient under pressure, attributes widely expected of leaders. And yet gender bias continues to define aspects of their careers and performance.

While the format has offered limited in-depth policy discussion, the debates have been a far cry from the “gladiatorial masculinity” displayed by Donald Trump in the recent US presidential debate with Joe Biden.

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