Live: Who will be New Zealand’s new Prime Minister?


If only one candidate emerges in the contest for leadership of the Labor Party and the next Prime Minister of New Zealand, that person could be known as early as this morning.

Jacinda Ardern’s surprise resignation has sparked a battle for leadership of the Labor Party.

The TBEN for nominations is 9 a.m., and if there’s only one nominee, that person can be named shortly after — though they still need to be formally approved at a caucus meeting on Sunday. Here’s how the voting process works.

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Senior minister Chris Hipkins would be the front runner, with Michael Wood the other main contender.

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