Two million New Zealanders turned out to have their say in whether or not the national flag should get rid of the Union Jack. The yea-sayers won by a healthy margin, despite a push for change from New Zealand's prime minister John Key.
No party won an overall majority in New Zealand's general election. The anti-immigration New Zealand First party will play a key role in deciding which major party it will support to form the next government.
New Zealand and Germany go to the polls this weekend. Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set to trump Social Democrat Martin Schulz. His South Pacific counterpart Jacinda Ardern could oust Prime Minister Bill English.
Support for the center-left Labour Party has plummeted below 25 percent. Little was facing a vote of no confidence just weeks ahead of the general elections.
Finance Minister Bill English has been endorsed by retiring premier John Key to be the next leader of New Zealand. But there are other names in the ring for the top job.
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