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The government postpones dissolution of parliament amid new cases of coronavirus in Auckland

The New Zealand government announced this Wednesday that it would postpone the dissolution of parliament to at least next week in order to hold the next elections in September to deal with the small outbreak of four cases that have occurred in Auckland which has meant restricting the entire city .

New Zealand registered its first community-level infections with the new coronavirus in 102 days on Tuesday, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to urge the capital’s population to stay in their homes as a preventive measure.

“The main problem is responding to health problems,” said Ardern, who told the media that the dissolution of parliament could take until Monday.

The government postpones dissolution of parliament amid new cases of coronavirus in Auckland
The government postpones dissolution of parliament amid new cases of coronavirus in Auckland

New Zealand will hold elections on September 19th, but the electoral process should begin in the coming weeks as candidacies must be formally submitted before August 21st, while overseas voting starts on September 2nd and early voting three days later, in which more than the majority of voters participated in the 2017 elections.

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