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"It's Time" - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Resigns

Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, has declared she will resign no later than early February and not run for office again.

It had been a difficult five and a half years as prime minister, Ardern said, adding that she needed to step down because she was only human.

Ardern, 42, told a news conference: 

This summer, I had hoped to find a way to prepare for not just another year, but another term – because that is what this year requires. I have not been able to do that.

I know there will be much discussion in the aftermath of this decision as to what the so-called ‘real’ reason was… The only interesting angle you will find is that after going on six years of some big challenges, that 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.

A ruling New Zealand Labour Party vote for a new leader will take place on Sunday; the party leader will be prime minister until the next general election. Ardern’s term as a leader will conclude no later than February 7 and a general election will be held on October 14.

Ardern said she believed Labour would win the upcoming election.

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson, who also serves as finance minister, said in a statement he would not seek to stand as the next Labour leader.

With support for Labour declining and the nation anticipated to enter a recession in the upcoming quarter, Ardern’s replacement as party leader and prime minister faces a difficult test in a general election.

Ardern asserted that she was leaving the position not because it was difficult, but rather because she thought others could do it better.

In addition to telling her longtime partner Clarke Gayford that it was time for them to get married, she made a point of telling her daughter Neve that she was excited to be there when she started school this year.

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28 Comments

Jack Bauer 1 week ago

I wish it was someone adaro 😌


mabull 1 week ago

man u yakatamba sei nepalace


ndiyani wawakapa 1 week ago

maziso ako akuwonere bhora usatidherere stupeti😡😡😡

new Zealand citizen 1 week ago

anozviitawoo here wekumamba wenyuuu kuty ndazvikonewaa kana kuty havasikuzviona


Dispenser 1 week ago

We are afraid, we committed a lot of crimes, we can't give up. Regardless we are failures. Hiding behind a figure as saying we fought e war is our slogan

Joker🃏 MuShurugwi⛏️ 1 week ago

Only young leaders can only resign not old hags


Zimbabwe needs young leaders 1 week ago

Young blood for development


Vaye vaye 1 week ago

In a certain Southern African country she will not be old enough to lead the youth league of a certain revolutionary party. Kumwe atopedza maSports ava kusiirawo vane maFresh ideas


Tintin 1 week ago

maturity... esp the part...'others can do it better'... what a leader 👏👏👏


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1 week ago

Maturity is knowing when to quit just like this 42 yr old prime minister. Manje wedu uyu chero zvikaoma sei anotodaidzira 2030


1 week ago

Inzwai zvaataura

Ardern asserted that she was leaving the position not because it was difficult, but rather because she thought others could do it better.
In addition to telling her longtime partner Clarke Gayford that it was time for them to get married, she made a point of telling her daughter Neve that she was excited to be there when she started school this year.
Kuno mukuru zvakanatsa kumuomera kushaya a clue kuti anoita sei everything that can be wrong in a country is wrong.

Good leadership irikunze uku mmmm muno hameno tikazoiwanawo


Tateguru 1 week ago

She is brave and beautiful all round


John Key 1 week ago

reminds me of Felton Kamambo at Zifa.we are now banned by FIFA because
he refused to step down.We must learn from Zinedin Zidan.


King 1 week ago

Not our scaffed gorrillas in Zim, vanofirapo nenharo, apa chinozikamwa hapana


mpostori 1 week ago

ED muna 2030 anenge asvitsa ninety wat,,,


Tintin 1 week ago

porofita zve...handiti uri mpostori🙄🙄🙄

Joker🃏 MuShurugwi 1 week ago

Tintin all the way😂⚰️ ndafa nekuseka


MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 week ago

Zvavo vamwe vanhu vakagarika mufunge. Ari resigner nemakore emayouth ekune imwe nyika


Stallion 1 week ago

Dzimwe nyika vachitoyita proposal yekuti 50 zvichidzira haafaniri kuronga nyika vamwe vachiyenda kumudyandigere at 42


1 week ago

1 week ago

Ku resigner uchiri fresh kwete kuda kudya penjeni wapa deathbed. Shame on directionless youths who are campaigning for ZANU party ye****


1 week ago

MATUZVI

chinondidya chii 1 week ago

that's the Hallmark of good leadership to realize your shortcomings not zvaana 2030 ndinenge ndichipo for what


CHAWABVUNZA 1 week ago

In our African vocabulary, there is no word which says "resignation". Ava vamwe vakuruvakuru vamuri kutaura ava vacha dyira ipopaye pavakasungirirwa kusvikira vaenda kwa Mupfiganembe.


Progressive Citizen 1 week ago

Prime Minister who served 5 & half yrs nw she's 42.. Kuno kunonz mwana mudiki asina zvaanoziva 🤔🤔Africa


1 week ago

Prime Minister at 37, and female, retiring because she recognises others ( not someone she groomed)


1 week ago

****Can do better


luke 1 week ago

siange wadiii masini angu don forget ppz



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