Election Delayed in New Zealand Due To Rise of the Covid-19 Crisis in Auckland

Election Delayed in New Zealand Due To Rise of the Covid-19 Crisis in Auckland

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister delayed the nation’s overall political elections on Monday by a month to Oct. The decision has taken as the city of Auckland now is in a Lockdown due to Covid-19 outbreak.

Jacinda Ardern has been going through the pressure to put off the polls as political groups said it was difficult to have an election in a free and fair.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Elections


“At last, the 17th of October… gives decent time to parties to plan around conditions we will campaign under,” Ardern said at a news meeting.

“We are all in a same situation. We all are mostly fight in a similar condition,” Ardern said.

An early political decisions works in favour of Ardern. In fact, her effort in preventing from COVID-19 and keeping the nation infection free for 102 days until the most recent outbreak has grows her popularity.

They planned the political election for Sept 19th and New Zealand law expects it to be held on Nov 21st. Advance voting will begin on 3rd Oct.

Ardern’s opposition blame her for uses the pandemic to support as she shows up on TV almost every day to secure New Zealanders. While other party heads battle to get attention.

Her opponents are expecting to Ardern loses a piece of her charm once financial crises because of lockdown.

With a population of 5 million people, New Zealand has proved obviously better than most nations during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, a sudden rise of COVID-19 in Auckland cause a lockdown. And there’s raising doubt that the source of the spread was an isolation facilities.

On Friday, Ardern extends a lockdown for Auckland’s 1.7 million citizens until Aug 26. Also, Many towns and city centres are subject to social distancing laws. There are 69 active cases in the nation.

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