As of midday Friday, New Zealand Daylight Time, Chlöe Swarbrick was officially confirmed as the MP for Auckland Central, beating the Labour Party candidate by just 1068 votes.

Swarbrick, 26, is the youngest MP in New Zealand Parliament, representing the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

New Zealand operates under a mixed member proportional representation government, including List MPs, Electorate MPs and Māori electorates. Auckland Central is the second ever electorate win for the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

See the Global Green News original interview with Chlöe Swarbrick on her win, young people in politics, the results of the cannabis legalization referendum and more.

Sarah Cui

Sarah Cui is in her fourth year of undergraduate studies in Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Her background is intercultural, having grown up in both Ottawa and northwestern China. Her areas of interest include environmental politics, conservation and food sustainability. In her free time, Sarah enjoys connecting with friends, hiking, identifying plants and learning a new language.

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