- Dec 5, 2015
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is delaying the country's parliamentary election by four weeks to October 17 after the reemergence of Covid-19 in the country last week.
The announcement on Tuesday that locally acquired cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in the New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland, prompted the government to introduce strict level three lockdown measures on August 12. This comes after around 100 days without community spread.
The rest of the country was put into level two lockdown, with both lockdown periods extended until at least August 26 as further cases of coronavirus were confirmed.
The general election was due to take place on September 19, with Parliament rising on August 6 and campaigning had already begun before the lockdowns were introduced.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delays election over Covid-19 - CNN
The United States needs to consider doing something similar. Delay elections until 2021, implement stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment, and strict measures until the end of the year. Hopefully, the Republicans and Democrats can work something out.
Our country is in a mess. Holding a convention for both parties seems silly. People are suffering. Asking donations from the people is tone-dead, it should be the complete opposite. Money should be given to the people!!!