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UPDATED: Election date decision Monday morning

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 14 Aug 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 14 Aug 2020
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce at 10am on Monday morning whether or not to move the election date from Saturday, Sept. 19.Under the law governing this core of a functioning democracy, that's really all the time she's got.The 52nd New Zealand Parliament was supposed to be officially dissolved last Thursday. The postponement to Monday takes her to the last possible moment under the Electoral Act for her to preserve the current election date.If Parliament doesn’t dissolve on Monday, she will have to move the date an...

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