Jacinda Ardern’s resignation as Prime Minister has seen commentary varying from hagiographic flim-flam to an accurate accounting of what was promised, but was not delivered. She was variously described as a ‘reluctant leader who brought a better brand of leadership’ and ‘incompetent and vacuous’. One commentator re-invented history by claiming that ‘few leaders have had to shoulder the sort of challenges she has endured in the five years since assuming high office’.
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