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New Zealand PM Ardern calls national election for Sept 19

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By Marty MELVILLE

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Lets hope the Kiwi's elect someone else

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

Your reason being? if you are from New Zealand then I assume you will supply an answer with a believable opinion.

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I will be asking New Zealanders to continue to support my leadership and the current direction of the government, which is grounded

She meant I will be asking New Zealanders to continue to support my leadership and the current direction of the government, which is heading into the ground !

Her fans have been blinded however the real NZers know the truth as below.

Ardern has also come under fire for her party's long-running KiwiBuild scheme, which was designed to make owning a home more affordable by constructing 100,000 homes, but has so far failed to match expectations.

Meanwhile, the New Zealand economy has struggled under low growth, while the cost of living has risen.

Her gun buy back scheme was unpopular too with may especially those in the rural communities and that is FACT.

Her support base Those we call Murshroomers ( those who have been kept in the dark and fed B.S. ) have no clue about economics, society, history or much at all.

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

Wonder why she called it early? Is she expecting something to happen? She is very good at PR I'll give her that, and has generally done good for NZ's image abroad. Kind of the opposite of Trump on immigrants, guns, minorities and most other issues... thank goodness.

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Your reason being?

She dares to be on the left side of center. A mortal sin in the eyes of our extreme rightists.

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Her gun buy back scheme was unpopular too with may especially those in the rural communities and that is FACT.

Well, sure, those six people were angry.

The gun buy back scheme was extremely popular with New Zealanders. And that is FACT.

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She is a great leader. Hope she gets reelected. New Zealand and Canada are inspirations to us and proof that not all the Western world is electing idiots and buffoons like Trump, Johnson, and Morrison.

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Wrong, and the way she went about it was wrong too which drew more ire from real NZers.

She is not popular and wasnt voted into power she was put into power by Winston, anyway you will see the result of her undoing in Sept, she will be off to sit at the U.N. helen clark has already seen to that.

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-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Must silence this troublesome woman.

Cant have progressives leading a country.

Need more Trumps...

I hope she romps in...I think she will

Then what'll the grumpy white men say ?

BTW low economic growth a feature of most western countries and the gun buyback didn't destroy Australia.

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 not all the Western world is electing idiots and buffoons like Trump, Johnson, and Morrison.

Dopey, Mopey and No Hopey. Wow, what an indictment of Democracy those three are.

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Lets hope the Kiwi's elect someone else

Little chance of that when you have the "Born to the Manor" Simon Bridges as your only hope.  And some of the comments?  Obviously written by those who know nothing of NZ politics but clearly think anyone who is not a right wing nutter and, God forbid, a Woman, must be removed.  The rest of the world does not all live in your divide and hate world.  This might come as a shock to those commentators - but after an election NZer's just carries on without bile and divisive bitterness.  It's called normality.

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the way she went about it was wrong too which drew more ire from real NZers.

Be suspicious of anyone who uses this phrase - real NZers, real Aussies, real Americans.

Fact is 55.5% of "real" New Zealanders failed to vote National Party in the last NZ election. Somehow, they're just not "real" NZers in the way that this poster is, if he or she is actually from NZ.

55.5%. If you are from New Zealand, that's a fair proportion of your (fellow?) New Zealanders who you claim aren't real people at all. Is that the way you see it?

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BigYen you do not need my personal information I respect your privacy .

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Bigyen the most popular party did not get in, seems strange doest it, but thats they way NZ political system works.

The National party won more votes than aderns party, but another party split the vote and ran with labour to form a coalition , hence the name Winstone Peters.

None the less adern is gonna be gone bank that.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

She is a bit like marmite, many think she leaves a bad taste.

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BigYen you do not need my personal information I respect your privacy .

My question re your nationality was a rhetorical one, I didn't expect you to answer. I respect your privacy, as I respect the opinions of my fellow Australians who don't vote the same way I do, and do not imply that in some way they are not "real" for disagreeing with me. This practice of referring to your own side as the only "real" citizens of a country is regrettably common in many countries, usually among conservatives.

Bigyen the most popular party did not get in, seems strange doest it, but thats they way NZ political system works.

Coalition governments are a common and useful practice in democracies the world over whenever one party fails to win an absolute majority of seats in an election. Like-minded parties (usually) get together and form a bloc which then forms the Government. Nothing strange or undemocratic about it. The NZ Coalition Government led by Jacinda Ardern and supported by NZ First together represent a majority of New Zealanders, who didn't want the minority Nationals (45.5% of the vote) to form government.

None the less adern is gonna be gone bank that.

You could be right. Let's wait and see, eh?

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Good luck to PM Ardern. She sure is a more inspiring and credible leader than the conservative buffoons and grubs across the ditch, led by that failed marketing man Scott Morriscum.

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