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Why Jacinda Ardern is stepping down

19 January 2023

5:48 PM

19 January 2023

5:48 PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will stand down on February 7. In an announcement in Wellington, choking back tears, Ardern said she had hoped to find the energy and heart to continue in the role over summer, ‘but I have not been able to do that’.

‘I am leaving because with such a privileged job comes a big responsibility.

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