New Zealand’s top PM contender wants to change central bank mandate, Ardern’s policies

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By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s main opposition party leader and top prime ministerial contender, Christopher Luxon, wants to change the central bank’s mandate and reverse some of former leader Jacinda Ardern’s polices if he is elected. Luxon’s conservative, centre-right National Party is leading over the governing centre-left Labour Party in opinion polls. There is a general election set for October and with inflation tracking near three-decade highs the cost of living is the key election issue. Luxon said if elected prime minister, he would change the mandate of New Zeal…

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