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Christopher Luxon, New Prime Minister of New Zealand

Utkarsh Classes 16-10-2023
Christopher Luxon, New Prime Minister of New Zealand Appointment 3 min read

After winning a decisive election, Conservative former businessman Christopher Luxon will be New Zealand's 38th Prime Minister.

  • The change in leadership comes after a six-year tenure by a liberal government, primarily led by Jacinda Ardern.

New Zealand Election Results Seats

  • With most votes counted, Luxon's National Party secured approximately 40%. New Zealand's proportional voting system suggests Luxon, 53, is expected to ally with the libertarian ACT Party.
  • In contrast, the Labour Party, led by incumbent PM Hipkins, garnered over 25% of the vote, about half of what it achieved in the previous election under Ardern.

Former PM

  • The current Prime Minister of New Zealand is Chris Hipkins, who succeeded the former female PM Jacinda Ardern.

About New Zealand

  • The Cook Strait separates New Zealand's two main islands, the North and South Islands. Australia, its nearest neighbour, is 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away.
  • The islands emerged from the ocean 23 million years ago due to volcanic activity. New Zealand has more than 50 volcanoes, some still active today. Sharp, snowy peaks, rocky shores, and pastures create a majestic landscape.
  • The South Island in New Zealand is home to Mount Cook, the highest peak at 12,316 feet (3,754 meters) and nicknamed "Cloud Piercer" by the Maori Community.
  • The capital city is Wellington, and the largest urban area is Auckland.

India and New Zealand Trade

  • India primarily imports logs and forestry products, wood pulp, wool, and edible fruit & nuts from NZ.
  • Indian exports to NZ mostly are pharmaceuticals/medications, precious metals and gems, textiles and motor vehicles and non-knitted apparel and accessories.
  • India shares Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with New Zealand.

 

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