New Zealand to head to the polls in September

New Zealand to head to the polls in September

Kiwis will also vote in referendums on the same day - legalise euthanasia and to legalise recreational marijuana

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called a general election for September.

Ms Ardern's Labour Party-led coalition came to power in 2017 and she will face conservative challenger Simon Bridges in the September 19 ballot.

Voters will also decide on two contentious social issues in referendums on the same date: whether to legalise euthanasia, and whether to legalise recreational marijuana.

Ms Ardern promised to run "a positive, a factual and a robust" election campaign.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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