New Zealand PM set to announce September 19 general election: reports

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to announce a general election will be held on Sept. 19, the New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday.

Ardern will make the announcement at a news conference at 0200 GMT, media reports said.

The next general election is due by November. The last was in September 2017.

(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Kim Coghill)