Election day dawns in New Zealand as voters head to the polls

Polls opened in New Zealand on Saturday morning as voters cast ballots in the country’s delayed general elections.Opinion polls ahead of the vote have consistently shown the ruling Labour Party, led by Jacinda Ardern, likely to be re-elected for a second term.However, to form a government, a party or coalition needs at least 61 of the parliament’s 120 seats.Labour is predicted to fall just a few seats short, needing its traditional coalition partners, the Green Party, to push the pair over the line.The elections were due to be held in September but were delayed by a month to allow the country …

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