Nominations for leader to replace Jacinda Ardern to close shortly

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By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Nominations to replace New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern close at 9 a.m. (2000 GMT) and if only one nomination is made then a result is expected Saturday. Labour’s chief whip Duncan Webb said in a statement on Friday that nominations close at 9 a.m. and to be nominated the candidate must receive support from at least 10% of Labour’s members of parliament. If there is more than one candidate there will be an election Sunday by caucus — the 64 Labour law makers in parliament. If a candidate is unable to secure two-thirds of the available votes befo…

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