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AUCKLAND, New Zealand New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions. With most votes count, Arderns ' liberal Labour Party won 49 % of the vote compared to 27 % for its main challenger, conservative National Party. Labour was on target to winning an outright majority of seats in Parliament, something that hasnt happened since New Zealand implemented the proportional voting system 24 years ago. Typically, parties must form alliances to govern, but this time Ardern and Labour can go it alone. In her victory speech in front of hundreds of cheering supporters in AUCKLAND, Ardern said her party had gotten more support from New Zealanders than at any time in at least 50 years. This has not been ordinary election, and it is not ordinary time, she say. It been full of uncertainty and anxiety, and we set out to be antidote to that. Ardern promised not to take her new supporters for grant and to govern for all New Zealanders. We are living in an increasingly polarized world, place where, more and more, people have lost the ability to see one another's point of view, she say. I think in this election, New Zealanders have shown that this is not who we are. A record number of voters cast early ballots in the two weeks leading up to the election. On the campaign trail, Ardern was greeted like a rock star by people who crammed into malls and spilt onto streets to cheer her on and get selfies with her. Her popularity soared earlier this year after she led successful effort to stamp out coronavirus. There is currently no community spread of viruses in a nation of 5 million and people are no longer required to wear masks or social distance. Ardern, 40, won the top job after the 2017 election when Labour formed an alliance with two other parties. The following year, she became only the second world leader to give birth while in office. She became a role model for working mothers around the world, many of whom saw her as a counterpoint to President Donald Trump. And she was praised for her handling of last year's attack on two Christchurch mosques, when white supremacists gunned down 51 Muslim worshippers. She moved quickly to pass new laws banning the deadliest types of semi-automatic weapons. In late March this year, when only about 100 people had tested positive for COVID-19, Ardern and her health officials put New Zealand into strict lockdown with the motto of Go hard and Go early. She shut borders and outlined the ambitious goal of eliminating the virus entirely rather than just trying to control its spread. With New Zealand having the advantage of being an isolated island nation, strategy work. The country eliminated community transmission for 102 days before the new cluster was discovered in August in AUCKLAND. Ardern swiftly imposed a second lockdown in AUCKLAND and the new outbreak fades away.

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