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By delaying the New Zealand election Jacinda Ardern appears magnanimous and conciliatory – The Guardian

Keeping the date while her own party’s polling was sky-high would have looked like self-interest; instead she has been praised for her leadership

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At its heart, democracy is about participation. And yet, there have been serious questions about the quality and quantity of public engagement expected in this years general election, given the Covid-19 crisis overshadowing everything at the moment in New Zealand. Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has therefore made the right decision to delay the election by a month.
Voter turnout has been trending downwards in recent decades, hitting a low point in 2011 of only 69.6% of eligible voters. Its plaus…

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