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NZ election 2020: early results show Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party ahead – live – The Guardian

Aotearoa heads to the polls. Referendums also being held on legalising cannabis and euthanasia. Follow results live:

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Labour returned to government in 2017 despite polling 7.6% less than National on the party vote, thanks to stronger alliances with New Zealand First and the Green Party, who polled 13.5% collectively.
The MMP voting system makes it extremely difficult for a major party to govern alone. A party would need to poll close to 50% to win a majority in their own right.
Labour improved their polling following the 2017 election, taking the lead in 2018 and being mostly neck-and-neck with National for a…

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