New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has postponed the country’s upcoming elections by four weeks. This decision was made due to a new corona virus outbreak in the country.
The elections are now scheduled for October 17th. They were originally supposed to take place on September 19th. “This decision gives all parties the next nine weeks to campaign and gives the electoral commission enough time to ensure that an election can take place,” said Ardern.
New infections have not been found in New Zealand for a long time, but dozens of new virus cases have been discovered in the past week. Auckland, the largest city in the country with a population of 1.5 million, was recently closed.
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