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New Zealand economy, trade and China in focus after Ardern triumph

Handed first majority in decades, PM faces challenge of 'delivering'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holds a meeting with her Labour Party's members of parliament on Oct. 20, after their landslide victory in the country's general elections.

SINGAPORE -- Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's landslide victory in New Zealand's elections will enable her to form the country's first single-party majority government in decades, but early signs suggest she will continue to govern as a relative moderate rather than make the sharp leftward tilt Kiwi progressives had hoped for.

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