New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern’s unfinished business

In her second term, the iconic leader must put her popularity at the service of bold domestic reform.

Several world leaders have been praised for their handling of the Covid-19 pandemic: Germany's Angela Merkel, Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen and South Korea's Moon Jae-in, for example. But none has been as lavishly lauded as New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern. Her government quickly imposed a severe lockdown after case numbers started rising. Combined with excellent communication from officials and Ardern herself, this produced a rapid fall in the infection rate in New Zealand and has kept it low since,...
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