New Zealand's 53rd parliament elections happening on 17th October 2020 are just round the corner. Jacinda Ardern, the present prime minister of the country completed her term on 6th September 2020 and is now re-running parliamentary election against National Party led by Judith Collins.
besides this, the other two major referendums namely,
· Personal Consumption of Cannabis
· and Euthanasia
that can knock or rock New Zealand are also going to be held at the same time as elections.
Jacinda Ardern 's led labor party is backed by New Zealand First Party and Green party.
· Labour Party
· New Zealand First Party
· Green Party
· National Party
· Act Party
· and other Independent Parties
· 30 September 2020
Overseas Voting Begins
· 3 October 2020
Advance Voting Begins
· 16 October 2020
Overseas and Advance Voting Ends
· 17 October 2020
Election day Polling from 9 AM to 5 PM across the country. After 5 PM preliminary Election results would be out.
· 30 October 2020
Preliminary Referendum Results
· 6 November 2020
Official Declaration of election and Referendum results.
Notably in the previous elections that were held on 23rd September, three Indian-Origin MPs namely, kanwaljit Singh Bakshi (NZ National Party), Dr. Paramjit Parmar(NZ National Party), Priyanca Radhakrishnan (NZ Labour Party), found their way to the New Zealand parliament.
Candidate list of upcoming election also contains 7 Indian names from different parties .
1. Gourav Sharma (NZ Labour Party)
2. Prince Bhavic (Money Free Party)
3. Ratan Singh (ONE)
4. Priyanca Radhakrishnan (NZ Labour Party)
5. Vishal Choksi (TEA)
6. Anil Sharma (Advance New Zealand Party)
7. Baljit Kaur (NZ Labour Party)