Wellington, October 18
New Zealand’s ruling Labour party leader Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that she would form a government within two to three weeks but did not comment on a possible coalition deal with the Green Party.
Ardern, who was handed a resounding victory in a general election on Saturday, said she had informed the country’s Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, that her party had the ability to form the next government.
Ardern also said there was no need to bring in any new COVID-19 restrictions after one new case of community transmission was reported in the country. Reuters