New Zealand: Leftist Darling Jacinda Ardern Set for Re-Election

New Zealand: Leftist Darling Jacinda Ardern Set for Re-Election


New Zealand and global media are convinced New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will romp to re-election this weekend, based on public approval for her response to the Wuhan coronavirus. 

Ardern was applauded for delaying the election in August due to a spike in coronavirus cases, a move denounced as an unspeakable assault on democracy when floated by U.S. President Donald Trump a few weeks earlier, even though the press considers the coronavirus a vastly more serious problem in the United States and normally welcomes dramatic measures to mitigate the overwhelming threat.

Ardern can do no wrong in the media’s eyes when it comes to the pandemic. Australia’s ABC News on Wednesday called her a “global superstar whose image has lit up the world’s tallest building and graced the cover of TIME magazine,” and predicted that if elections were decided based on social media popularity, she would “have it in

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