The Jacinda Ardern era is officially over. As Australians went to the polls for the Voice referendum on Saturday, New Zealanders voted in their national election. Last election, then-PM Jacinda Ardern led Labour to a comfortable victory. Fast forward three years to 2023 and it was Ardern’s replacement, Chris Hipkins, conceding defeat on election night. New Zealanders voted for a new Government and a new PM, so what happened to Labour, who is PM-elect Christopher Luxon and the National Party, and how has New Zealand’s political landscape shifted between elections? We’ll unpack everything about the NZ election in today’s deep dive.
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