October 22, 2016

Referendum starts in New Zealand for new national flag

New Zealand has managed a referendum for their national flag. Voting has started in New Zealand in a referendum which could see the country getting a new national flag.

New Zealanders have just under a month to send in a postal ballot on which of five potential new flags they prefer.
A second vote in 2016 will ask whether they want to replace the existing flag, which features the UK’s Union Jack, with the new design.

Prime Minister John Key has said the current flag is not representative of modern New Zealand.

He also believes it is too similar to Australia’s, but has admitted that polling indicates most New Zealanders would rather keep it.

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