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14 Feb 2020 | 08:55 PM UTC

New Zealand: General elections scheduled September 19

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern schedules general elections on September 19; political rallies expected amid heightened security measures



Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Tuesday, January 28, that the country will hold general elections on Saturday, September 19. 

Political rallies are likely in the days leading up to the vote. A heightened security presence is expected at any election-related event. 


Individuals in New Zealand are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.