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Jacinda Ardern’s ‘Fart Tax’ Fuels Rightward Shift at Local New Zealand Elections

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The UK Guardian on Monday found ominous portents for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s far-left Labour party in the latest round of local elections, which looked like a grassroots taxpayer revolt against the once-popular PM and her authoritarian policies — or a “lurch to the right in most major centers,” as the Guardian It is important to do so.

The remarkable thing about these elections was that merely identifying candidates as members of Ardern’s party was apparently enough to sink them. Instead of painting mustaches or scribbling dirty words on campaign posters for Ardern’s candidates, vandals simply wrote “LABOUR” on them, as though the very name of the party had become an obscenity. Left-wing candidates who were not actually members of the Labour Party denounced the labels as a scurrilous “attack tactic,” which suggests they knew it would work.

Candidates who were endorsed by Ardern were clobbered

[Independent progressive Efeso] Collins in Auckland received the endorsement of Ardern and Paul Eagle in Wellington received a beating in mayoral elections. Collins, once considered a favorite to win, was defeated by the conservative candidate by a margin 60,000 votes…



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