New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won a landslide victory in the country’s general election.
With most ballots tallied, Ardern’s centre-left Labour Party has won 49% of the vote and she is projected to win a rare outright parliamentary majority.
The opposition centre-right National Party, currently on 27 per cent, has admitted defeat in Saturday’s poll.
The vote was originally due to be in September, but was postponed by a month after a renewed COVID-19 outbreak.
The polls opened at 9 am local time and closed at 7 pm.
More than a million people had already voted in early polling, which opened up on Oct. 3.
New Zealanders were also asked to vote in two referendums alongside the general election.