New Zealand: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has decided to not contest re-election on Thursday in a press conference. Ardern decided to step down on 7th February 2023.
The 42-year-old PM said, “I am not leaving because it was hard. Had that been the case I probably would have departed two months into the job”. Ardern has remained in the Prime Ministership for five and two months. She added, that she is resigning from a “privileged role” that require a responsibility.
“I am not leaving because it was hard. Had that been the case I probably would have departed two months into the job,” she added.
Ardern became the youngest female Prime Minister in 2017. Ardern in the press conference indicated not doing justice to her position. Moreover, she said, “I know what this job takes and I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It is that simple,”
It was also believed that the Labour Party, which had a landslide vote two years ago, could be crushed by the Conservative Party. This was especially true when New Zealand was volatile and gripped by inflation. The next election will be held on 17th October however vote to elect the labour party leader would be held on Sunday. To which she seems certain that the party will win the vote.
Ardern was praised for her government’s firm strategies to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, after the terrorist shootings at a mosque in Christchurch that killed more than 40 devotees and injured another 40, Ardern was given the stature of the most emphatic PM as her words embraced the Muslim community living in and outside New Zealand.
Jacinda can be recalled as the most popular and youngest PM. Unfortunately, her government was not very successful in controlling the rising inflation in the country. Ardern stated that she intends to serve as a legislator until the general election
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