New Zealand Rejects Flag Change, Retains U.K.-Themed Incumbent

March 24, 2016 7:55 AM

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New Zealand Rejects Flag Change, Retains U.K.-Themed Incumbent

New Zealanders have rejected a change of the national flag, voting to retain the Union Jack-emblazoned incumbent.

Preliminary results of a postal referendum show 57 percent of voters prefer the current flag and 43 percent wanted to switch to the contender, the Electoral Commission in Wellington said Thursday. The current flag features the U.K.’s Union Jack in its top left corner while the alternative had a silv...

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