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Jacinda Ardern’s Covid success gives National little room to move on policy – The Guardian

Labour’s Covid policies and popularity means the opposition is effectively cornered when it comes to presenting a different choice to voters

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Its record on eliminating Covid-19 and bringing a second outbreak under control has drawn praise for New Zealand from around the world. Now, the centre-left Labour party, led by the wildly popular Jacinda Ardern, faces an election bolstered by their success in containing the virus but darkened by the shadow of the countrys worst recession in years.
At the polls on 17 October, voters will be asked to choose between slightly different approaches to who would be allowed to enter the country, wheth…

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