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New Zealand enters a hung parliament following General Election

New Zealand has entered a hung parliament following yesterday’s General Election in which neither of the major political parties received an overall majority.

The New Zealand National Party, led by the incumbent Prime Minister, Bill Eglish, has received the most votes. However, the Labour Party led by Jacinda Ardern is trailing behind in the exit poll, and could still form a functioning government. National secured 46% of the vote, giving it 58 seats in parliament, while Labour took home 35.8% and 45 seats.

National has secured 46% of the vote, giving it 58 seats in parliament. Labour received fewer votes totalling at 35.8% equating to 45 seats.

Once The Queen appoints the new Prime Minister of New Zealand, Royal Central will let you know.


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