2016年03月31日 00時06分 JST

【ニュージーランドの新国旗】不人気でお蔵入り 国民投票19億円に「税金の無駄遣い」の声


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Factory workers Garth Price (R) and Andrew Smith (L) hang new designs of the national flag of New Zealand at a factory in Auckland, New Zealand, November 24, 2015. New Zealanders could be a step closer to getting a new flag after the first phase of a two-part referendum wrapped up on Friday but many people are not in the mood for change. The current flag features Britain's Union Jack in the corner and four red stars in a Southern Cross formation, indicating New Zealand's location in the South Pacific. Prime Minister John Key announced a referendum this year to settle the question and called for designs. More than 10,000 entries, including flags bearing the native kiwi bird and sheep, were whittled down to a short-list of five and the vote on Friday is aimed at settling on the favourite. Picture taken November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rafael Ben-Ari EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE