Polls close in New Zealand election, counting begins

Polls closed in New Zealand’s general election at 7 pm (0600 GMT), as voters wait to see if the ruling Labour Party, led by Jacinda Ardern, will be re-elected for a second term, or if another party will form government.The election, which was delayed a month due to Covid-19, hardly featured in domestic news on Saturday, due to strict regulations on campaigning on election day.New Zealanders are forbidden by law to do anything that might influence or obstruct a vote on election day itself.Instead, voters took to social media to post photos of their dogs at polling stations.Counting of the votes…

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