New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she will step down in three weeks, a shock move that ends a five-year term in which Ms. Ardern has guided her country through the pandemic and has been named one of the world’s best-known heads of government. the scientist.
- Jacinda ArdernThat, 42, appears to be citing burnout as a reason for leaving, saying in a letter, “I know what this job requires. And I know I no longer have enough energy to do it justice.”
- She said she plans to leave the office no later than February 7.
- The next New Zealand general election is scheduled for October 14.
- It is not clear who will run for leadership of the Labor Party after Ardern’s resignation.
“I am a human being, politicians are human beings. We are doing everything we can for as long as we can,” the New Zealand Prime Minister said at a news conference.
Jacinda Ardern, at 37, has become the world’s youngest female head of government. Her resolutely progressive political stances have made her something of a feminist and millennial icon. But her tenure was marked by many difficulties, including the Covid-19 epidemic, the Christchurch bombings in March 2019, and the eruption of the White Island volcano in December 2019. She drew international attention in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic with her imposition. Strict border controls and quarantine rules, an approach that has kept Covid-19 largely at bay in New Zealand as it devastated the rest of the world, though the country later abandoned the approach when more infectious variants of the virus emerged. She was re-elected in a landslide victory in 2020.
Translated article from the American magazine Forbes – Author: Nicholas Rayman
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