(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may be lauded around the world as a liberal icon but whether she can translate that into a reelection victory in September remains uncertain. Ardern on Tuesday announced the general elections would be held on Sept. 19. She is seeking a second term in office and is expected to face tough competition from conservative challenger Simon Bridges. Voters will also decide on two contentious social issues in referendums on the same date: whether to legalize euthanasia, and whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Ardern promised to run “a positive, a factual and a robust” election campaign. “New Zealanders deserve freedom from misinformation and some of the negative style of campaigning that we have seen take place overseas,” she said. She said her government was responsible for overseeing a strong economy and making crucial investments in health, education and reducing child poverty. Ardern is seen by many of her supporters globally as the antithesis of President Donald Trump.

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