New Zealand Election Delayed over Coronavirus Fears

Ardern, who is seeking a second term in office, first warned of the possibility of a delay just five days ago and was widely supported then for displaying her “care and concern” for voters.This contrasts with the ferocious attacks on U.S. President Donald Trump when he briefly floated the same prospect himself on July 30.Ardern told a live-streamed media conference the new date would allow parties “to plan around the range of circumstances we will be campaigning under” after the country’s largest city, Auckland, returned to lockdown.“This decision gives all parties time over the next nine weeks to campaign and the Electoral Commission enough time to ensure an election can go ahead,” Ardern said, assuring voters she had “absolutely no intention” of allowing any further delays to the vote – at this stage.

Source: New Zealand Election Delayed over Coronavirus Fears

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