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Support for New Zealand PM Ardern's Labour party surges in poll


  • World
  • Monday, 11 Feb 2019

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Support for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's party surged in a widely watched poll published on Monday, with the 38-year old premier seen as the most preferred person to lead the country by far.

Since coming to power in 2017, Ardern's coalition government has faced several challenges including weak business confidence, emboldened unions and a slowing economy. However, missteps and scandals by the opposition National Party in recent months have helped it pull ahead of its rivals.

   

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