New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces resignation

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Euronews (English)

She had been expected to set an election date but shocked reporters by declaring her exit from politics, all the while fighting back tears. Ardern announced that she would be stepping down as prime minister effective from the 7th of February but will remain as an MP until the October elections. In 2017, Ardern made history at the age of 37 by becoming the country’s youngest prime minister in over 150 years, and the world’s youngest female head of government. Now the race is on for the Labour party to choose its new head and several MP’s including Ardern’s Finance and deputy prime minister, Gra…

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