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Why Jacinda Ardern Resigned From New Zealand Prime Minister Position

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her resignation. Her resignation revelation came as a shock to many when she confirmed a national election for October this year.

Kind, charismatic, and decisive personality traits make her the best PM of New Zealand.

The next election in New Zealand will be announced on 14 October. But the recent poll in had placed the Ardern-led Labour Party slightly behind the opposition National.

She clarify that she is not leaving the post due to a decline in the polls and said –

I’m not leaving because I believe we can’t win the election, but because I believe we can and will, and we need a fresh set of shoulders for that challenge.”

At the party’s annual caucus meeting on Thursday Jacinda Ardern said “ She no longer had enough in the tank, to do the job, its time. I m leaving, because with such a privileged roel comes responsibility. The responsibility to know when you are the right person to lead and also when you are not. I know what this job takes. And I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It’s that simple,”.

I am human, politicians are human. We give all that we can for as long as we can. And then it’s time. And for me, it’s time,”

Her term will end on 7 February, but she will continue as an MP until the election later this year.

Jacinda Ardern Journey as New Zealand Prime Minister

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern becomes an icon of the best Prime Minister of New Zealand. She led her country with her accurate decision-making abilities during her 1st and 2nd term election.

Jacinda Ardern became the youngest Prime Minister of New Zealand at the age of 37 in 2017.

She wanted to remember as a Prime Minister, who always tried to be kind.

She said “I hope I leave New Zealanders with a belief that you can be kind, but strong, empathetic but decisive, optimistic but focused. And that you can be your own kind of leader – one who knows when it’s time to go”.

The world knows her leadership abilities when she successfully led her country during the Covid-19 pandemic. At that time New Zealand was the only country, that controlled the situation very well and it become Covid-19 free.

She also handles the terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch.  And swiftly introduced gun law reforms in the country banning military-style, semi-automatic weapons.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

In her time as a Prime Minister of New Zealand, she faced a significant increase in the threat of violence, particularly from conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccine groups infuriated by the country’s vaccine mandates and Covid-19 lockdowns.

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Jacinda Ardern Reason Behind the Resignation

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Although it is not yet clear why she announced her resignation. But from her announcement speech, it is deduced that she wants to take care of her family.

Jacinda Ardern mentioned in her speech that she has no future plans other than to spend more time with her family.

She married television broadcaster Clarke Gayford, she had one daughter Neve.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

She was pregnant when she first time hold the office of PM.

During her two-year tenure, which was challenging, she was unable to give full-time to her family. Now she wanted to take care of her daughter.

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Who Will Replace Jacinda Ardern as a PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

After the sudden announcement of her resignation, Jacinda’s labour party finding a new candidate to lead the party in the upcoming election.

Grant Robertson is considered to be a frontrunner for the role. In a statement, he said, “I am not putting myself forward to be a candidate for the leadership of the Labour party.”

Labour party now has seven days to find a new candidate. The voting will schedule in three days on 22nd January.

There are other four influential Labour Party members, who will probably lead New Zealand.

New Zealand Labour Part Contender

Chris Hipkins a Minister of Education

Kiri Allan is a Minster of Justice of Maori descent

Michael Wood is a Minister of Immigration

Nanaia Mahuta is of another Maori descent and serves as a Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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