Huh: Looks who’s delaying a national election over COVID-19 concerns

Huh: Looks who’s delaying a national election over COVID-19 concerns
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the Muslim community of Christchurch after the Mar 15 mosque attacks. DW video, YouTube

[Ed. – Jacinda Ardern’s government in New Zealand has been the Left’s poster child for “Fabulous Government Responses” to the coronavirus.  In spite of a draconian national lockdown and comparatively few cases — largely attributable to the island nation’s remoteness, lack of land borders, dearth of international airports, and a population density (pop. 4.8 million) similar to Oregon’s — New Zealand is seeing a resurgence of cases in the last couple of weeks.  PM Ardern is now delaying the upcoming election.  For some reason, the media aren’t going thermonuclear over that.]

New Zealand on Monday postponed its election to focus on fighting a second wave of the coronavirus as Europe tightened restrictions to curb fresh outbreaks of the disease.

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The postponement of New Zealand’s election to October 17 came after the shock discovery of COVID-19 in Auckland last week, ending the nation’s 102-day streak without community transmission. …

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said … the return of the virus — which sent New Zealand’s largest city into lockdown — had rattled Kiwis and could have discouraged some from voting in a September election.

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