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I was a non-believer, but now I too want a hug from Jacinda – Sydney Morning Herald

Ardern had just been made deputy leader when I decided to give her a few words of advice. She politely rejected them. I’m glad she did.



For the latest New Zealand election, held on Saturday, Ardern ran an unrelentingly positive and well-strategised campaign, yet again, which saw history made. Labour won by the greatest margin of any prime minister under the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system. It is a system designed for coalitions, not for one party having the ability to govern alone.
And younger voters are back in the democratic frame, enrolling in historic numbers. Their media is social, and mainstream media commentators …

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