NEW ZEALAND: Looking into Mirrors

In the midst of New Zealand's election campaign, Laborite Prime Minister Wallace ("Bill") Rowling observed that if Opposition Leader Robert Muldoon wanted to know "why he is so unacceptable to many people, a quick glance in any mirror would give him the answer." Perhaps Rowling should have looked at the mirror himself. Last week, as he prepared to hand over power to Muldoon's triumphant New Zealand National Party, the outgoing Prime Minister allowed that he felt as though he had "been run over by a bus." In an upset, the conservative Nationalists...

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