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New Zealand’s election spells trouble for Hipkins’ Labour party

31 August 2023

2:35 AM

31 August 2023

2:35 AM

New Zealand’s parliament adjourns this week, officially kicking off six weeks of political campaigning ahead of a general election on 14 October. But it seems that Chris Hipkins and his Labour party might find it difficult to maintain their grip on power.

Persistently high food prices at the supermarket, and a string of cabinet mishaps have seen a waning in support for Hipkins’ Labour government.

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