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New Zealand to delay general election by month amid Auckland Covid-19 outbreak – The Guardian

The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announces vote will move from 19 September to 17 October

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New Zealand is to delay its general election by a month due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in Auckland, the countrys prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has said.
Calls had been growing from opposition parties for the election to be moved, with opposition leaders saying it wasnt just and fair to hold an election while an outbreak was underway and level 3 restrictions were in place in the countrys largest city, prohibiting campaigning.
Ardern said after consulting with every political party in parliam…

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