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New Zealand election delayed by four weeks amid coronavirus pandemic

Written by on 16/08/2020

New Zealand’s general election has been delayed by four weeks, the country’s prime minister has announced.

Jacinda Ardern said that the coronavirus pandemic makes it more difficult for parties to campaign.

It was originally due to be held on 19 September.

“Ultimately, the 17 October… provides sufficient time for parties to plan around the range of circumstances we will be campaigning under,” Ms Ardern said.

 Sky News

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