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New Zealand opposition leader plays down 'Jacinda-mania'

New Zealand's opposition leader Jacinda Ardern said Monday she was taking nothing for granted despite her meteoric rise in the polls, as early voting opened for this month's general election. The charismatic 37-year-old has electrified the campaign since taking over the centre-left Labour Party last month, transforming its outlook from near-certain defeat to being narrow favourites in the September 23 election.
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