Jacinda Ardern has just won a landslide victory in the 2020 New Zealand general election, securing the Labour Party’s highest share of the vote in any election since 1946, as well as the first ever outright majority government since proportional representation was introduced to NZ in 1996. This is an historic result for the party, a huge vote of confidence in Ardern’s crisis management skills, and in particular an endorsement of her government’s hugely successful Covid-19 elimination strategy.
What can we expect from this second-term Labour government, which is now free from the excuse of obstruction by its former coalition partner NZ First? Will they finally deliver on their ambitious rhetoric when it comes to housing, inequality and climate change? And what next for the working class movement and the radical left?
Come along to Socialist Aotearoa’s public meeting this Thursday to discuss these questions with socialists and trade unionists.
WHEN: Thursday 22 October
WHERE: Unite Union — 6a Western Springs Ave, Morningside