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Jacinda Ardern postponed New Zealand's general election by a month.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern postponed the general elections in New Zealand until October 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The general election in New Zealand was supposed to be held on September 19, 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced on August 17 that the elections would be postponed for a month. The election will now take place on October 17, 2020.

The Electoral Commission of New Zealand has taken cognizance of the PM's announcement and has updated the postponement on their official website.

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