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Ardern’s Landslide Victory Shows Power of Inclusive Leadership

  • New Zealand leader wins majority by capturing center ground
  • Deft Covid response, empathetic style secure Labour a 2nd term
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Ardern Speaks After Landslide Election
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Jacinda Ardern’s emphatic election victory is seen as an endorsement of an inclusive brand of leadership that may ripple beyond New Zealand’s borders.

In an age of populism and confrontation, Ardern’s message of empathy and kindness married with skillful crisis management won her Labour Party its biggest share of the vote in more than 70 years. That contrasts starkly with the divisive politics in the U.S. as Donald Trump and Joe Biden face off for the presidency on Nov. 3.