New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office on October 17 after a “landslide election victory”.
Local reports said Labour had surged to victory, holding more than 50 per cent of the party vote with more than half the votes counted.
In her victory speech in Auckland on Saturday, Ardern thanked supporters. “Tonight, New Zealand has shown the Labour Party its greatest support in at least 50 years,” she said.
Ardern acknowledged the next few years might not be easy, but said "light has always been more powerful than the most overwhelming darkness.
“We will govern as we campaigned: positively with optimism about our future. Now more than ever is the time to keep going, to keep working, to grab hold of the opportunities that lay in front of us. Let’s keep moving.” Credit: Jacinda Ardern via Storyful