New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces her sudden resignation

New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern announces her resignation, here are the reasons and the other women premier worldwide.
jacinda ardern

On the morning of January 19, 2023 came the surprise resignation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. This was unexpected news given that Ardern retains the support of voters and the ruling majority very firmly.

In fact, behind the sudden resignation, there is not a political motivation but a personal one. Apparently, the former premier feels “crushed” by the enormous responsibility of the role.

Jacinda Ardern, the surprise resignation. Who will take her place?

“I am resigning because this role of great privilege comes with responsibility. The responsibility of knowing when you are the right person to lead, and when you are not.”

With these words, the New Zealand premier announced her resignation, now final, at a press conference, adding:

“I know what this job requires and I know that I no longer have enough energy to do it justice.”

A sudden about-face that comes just months before the next election to be held on October 14, 2023.

Arden also announced that she does not intend to run again, hinting at a “farewell” to the world of institutions. Her term will officially end next February 7.

Life and political career of former New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

Ardern is 42 years old and has a lifetime marked by a passion for politics. Elected as Prime Minister of New Zealand at age 37, she was considered one of the world’s youngest premiers.

During her term, which has almost come to an end, she overcame the Covid-19 pandemic and the crisis triggered by the Christchurch massacre, the worst mass murder in the country’s history. Jacinda Ardern is also known to have been the second world female leader to become pregnant while in office.

There is currently a question of who will be her successor until the next election, as Deputy Minister Grant Robertson has said he will not take over the role.

Shakeup in the New Zealand Labour Party

The announcement caused a shakeup among Labours. Ardern made her resignation known while she was at the party’s caucus retreat in Napier.

“They were surprised, but they understood me,” explained the premier, “If I don’t have what it takes, I have to let someone else take over the job.”

Next Sunday the Labour Party will proceed with a vote to elect a new leader and a new prime ministerial candidate. “I’m not leaving because I believe we cannot win the election, but because I believe we can and we will,” the resigning premier added.

Read also: Who is Rishi Sunak, new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after the resignation of Liz Truss

Related articles...
Latest news
in-flight turbulence climate change

Increasing in-flight turbulence: climate change is the cause

investing in blue chip stocks

Understanding Blue Chip Stocks in finance: characteristics and advantages

trumps electoral program elections 2024trumps electoral program elections 2024

The 10 main points of Trump’s electoral program for the 2024 race to the White House

best tools for creating images with ai

The 6 best tools for creating images with artificial intelligence

marine energy pros cons

All about marine energy: harnessing the power of the oceans

what are commodities how are they traded

What are Commodities and how are they traded on the global market?


Sign up now to stay updated on all business topics.