Ardern Jacinda is the new Prime Minister of New Zealand. She took office on Monday, after the previous prime minister resigned due to burnout. Ardern Jacinda is the youngest person to ever hold the position. Jacinda was born in 1978 and is the daughter of a diplomat. She has a degree in law from Victoria University of Wellington, and worked as a lawyer before being elected as an MP in 2017. She first came to national attention as leader of the Green Party, where she was elected co-leader in 2016. After becoming leader of the Labour Party, she was elected as Prime Minister in October 2018.
Jacinda Ardern is quitting as New Zealand prime minister ahead of this years election saying she no longer has enough in the tank to lead
Jacinda Ardern, the new prime minister of New Zealand, has announced that she is resigning from her position due to burnout. Ardern, who became prime minister in 2017, said that she no longer has the energy to lead the country during an election year. This comes as a surprise, as Ardern had seemed to be thriving in her current role.
Ardern made the announcement in a Facebook post on Sunday night. She wrote that she is stepping down “with sadness but with immense gratitude for what has been an absolutely incredible opportunity to serve as your Prime Minister”.
In her post, Ardern thanked her cabinet and staff for their support over the past year. She also thanked New Zealanders for their “warmth and kindness” during her time as prime minister.
This news comes just days after New Zealand’s finance minister, Grant Robertson, announced his resignation from his position. Robertson cited “personal reasons” for his departure and said he would stay on as an MP until parliament reconvenes in early 2020.
Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM quits citing burnout
Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, has resigned citing burnout. Ardern has been in office for just over two years and during that time she has led her country through a number of tough political challenges.
Ardern cited ongoing media speculation about her personal life as one of the reasons for her decision to resign. She said that she needed a break from the spotlight and that she would continue to serve as Prime Minister while taking some time off.
Ardern is not the first high-profile political figure to deal with burnout. In recent years there have been a number of suicides among top politicians around the world, including Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ardern said that she hoped her resignation would help to create a more positive environment for politicians who are dealing with challenging situations.
National Party leader Chris Luxon was among those who thanked Ms Ardern “for her service to New Zealand
Chris Luxon, the National Party leader, was among those who thanked Ms Ardern for her service to New Zealand. “Jacinda has been a great Prime Minister, and I’m grateful for her service to New Zealand,” he said. “I wish her all the best for the future.” Ms Ardern announced her resignation on Wednesday night after six years as Prime Minister. She said she was stepping down due to burnout and wanted to spend more time with her family. Her deputy Winston Peters will take over as Prime Minister while she takes a break.