New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been hailed around the world for her government’s swift action on Covid-19, which has helped New Zealand gain access to the US. And helped prevent catastrophic mass infections and deaths in Europe. Now, the country’s voters have responded to his leadership by giving Arden and his Labor Party victory in their biggest election in 500 years.
Arden, 40, gained international attention when she became prime minister in 2017, making her one of the world’s youngest female leaders. The CNN report said earlier this year, its center-left party would fight tight elections due to a lack of progress on issues it had promised to prioritize, such as housing and child poverty reduction.
Then came Kovid-19. Ardern quickly responded with an initial lockdown that essentially eliminated the spread of the virus. She spoke directly to the people of New Zealand with warmth and sympathy that other world leaders lack, which will help calm the anxiety of the people of New Zealand and get them on board with coronavirus sanctions. To date, less than 2,000 cases and 25 deaths have been reported in New Zealand due to Covid-19.
In Saturday’s election, Artern’s party is on track to win 64 of the country’s 120 seats in parliament, Reuters reports. It would give the Labor Party decisive control of the government, which would allow it to rule without a coalition, and would give Arden and his allies more power than ever before to charge the New Zealand epidemic and beyond.
“We will build better from the Covid crisis,” Ardern said in his acceptance speech on Saturday, echoing the slogan given by former U.S. Vice President J. Biden’s presidential campaign. “This is our chance.”
Arden has always been popular abroad. Now she has orders at home.
According to Damien Cave’s report in the New York Times, Arden has maintained a high profile around the world since he was elected. Not only did she attract the attention of her youth – she also became the first world leader in almost 30 years to be born in 2018 in office fees. Demonstrating the importance of paid leave for parents, the six-week parental leave was considered groundbreaking. At a time when many – especially the U.S. In – Struggling to reach this benefit. (In New Zealand, new parents can get up to 26 weeks of paid leave provided by the government.)
But Arden has not always been as successful at home as she was abroad. Forming an alliance with the nationalist New Zealand First Party, he has struggled to make progressive promises such as making housing more affordable and controlling climate change, Cave reports.
Covid-19 then changed everything. Ardern was praised not only around the world but also in New Zealand, where his quick action meant that many children could go back to school, and adults could return to work, while U.S. The incidence of infection was seen in such countries.
Meanwhile, his personal addresses amid the epidemic for the people of New Zealand were praised for their straightforwardness and warmth. In April, for example, he assured the children of the country that both the tooth fairy and the Easter rabbit were considered essential workers.
Arden’s response was in many ways the embodiment of one of his leadership mantras: “Be strong, be kind.” With the strong response from Germany’s Angela Merkel, Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen and others, Arden’s effectiveness has also led some to wonder whether female leaders are better at handling the epidemic than male leaders.
And now, its voters have voted to keep him at the helm as the New Zealand Covid-19 weather continues. With a majority in the country’s parliament, Labor will be able to form a single-party government that will give Arden more ability to deliver on his priorities than in the past.
Despite this order, Arden’s second term will bring new challenges, including recovery, to the economy, which has been weakened by a series of lockdowns, and will ensure that its majority is able to deliver on its campaign promises. “She has significant political capital,” Jennifer Curtin, director of the Institute for Public Policy at Clandestine University, told the Times. “She has to fulfill her promises with more substance.”
But Arden says he’s ready to come to work. The motto of the campaign that led him to victory was simple: “Let’s move on.”
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