HomeCandidates 2018Amanda HowlandTPW News Roundup – Sanders To View Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico Instead of Women’s Convention Appearance, The GOP’s ‘Horrific’ Tax Vote & More
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This story has flown under the radar but it is good news for progressives everywhere.


Jacinda Ardern has said she is “privileged and humbled” to become New Zealand’s next prime minister 26 days after the country’s electorate cast their votes.

At an eagerly awaited press conference on Thursday, the kingmaker Winston Peters announced that his New Zealand First party would throw its support behind Ardern’s Labour party.

This will allow Labour to form a coalition government with NZ First, along with the backing of the Green party, which means Ardern, 37, becomes New Zealand’s third female prime minister.


Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is a New Zealand politician and the incoming Prime Minister of New Zealand. She is the Leader of the Labour Party, having taken office on 1 August 2017. She was first elected to parliament as a list MP at the 2008 general election and has been the MP for Mount Albert since 8 March 2017.

Ideologically, Ardern describes herself as both a social democrat and a progressive.A supporter of the labour movement, she opposes tax cuts for high-income earners as supported by the National Party and supports a welfare state that provides a safety net for “those unable to support themselves”. On cultural issues, Ardern is a supporter of same-sex marriage, having voted in favour of the marriage equality bill in 2013, and supports the liberalisation of abortion laws.


Bernie is brilliant! He got himself out of the quagmire called a ‘Women’s Convention’ and is going to Puerto Rico! Too bad for the so called Women’s Convention, they would have had many more viewers if he was speaking. I know I was planning to watch him but now will not watch any of the convention. It is a farce of an organization that backs Clinton.


Tim Black on the DNC.

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