Fern spurned: New Zealanders vote against changing flag

March 24, 2016 9:22 AM

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has voted to keep its current flag by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent in a nationwide poll that ended Thursday.

More than 2 million people voted in the ballot to decide whether to keep the British Union Jack on their flag or replace it with a silver fern.

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