New Zealand gets liberal govt led by Ardern month after vote

FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2017 file photo New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English gestures during a speech in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealanders are expecting to find out Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 if their next prime minister will be 37-year-old liberal challenger Jacinda Ardern or 55-year-old conservative incumbent Bill English. The maverick leader of a small party which holds the balance of power said he would be making an announcement. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is expected to declare which of the main parties he favors joining with in a coalition. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)


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