Jacinda Ardern replaced by Chris Hipkins as New Zealand PM
Hundreds gathered to applaud Jacinda Ardern as she left New Zealand's parliament to resign as prime minister on Wednesday, before Chris Hipkins was swiftly sworn in as her replacement.
Ardern said last week she no longer had "enough in the tank" after steering the country through natural disasters, its worst-ever terror attack and the Covid-19 pandemic.
The gauntlet of politics for women in Greece
New Zealand is a country where its prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, stepped down at the age of 43 because she has "no energy to seek re-election" and because "it's time." Greece is the country of "do you know who I am? I wear the pants" (Antonis Samaras in the tumultuous year of 2012).
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Next New Zealand PM slams 'abhorrent' treatment of Ardern
New Zealand's incoming prime minister Chris Hipkins criticised the "abhorrent" treatment endured by Jacinda Ardern and vowed on Sunday to shield his own family, three days after her shock resignation.
Chris Hipkins to be New Zealand's next prime minister
Education Minister Chris Hipkins is set to become New Zealand's next prime minister after he was the only candidate to enter the contest Saturday to replace Jacinda Ardern.
Hipkins, 44, must still garner an endorsement Sunday from his Labour Party colleagues, but that is just a formality now. An official transfer of power will come in the days to follow.
The decision by the prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, to step down from office does not just signal a rare moment of humanity in politics, it is also a paradigm of democratic culture.
By making the decision she made, Jacinda Ardern showed that the relationship of political representatives with their office should never be allowed to become anything more than a "job."
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Race on to replace Ardern as New Zealand prime minister
Jacinda Ardern's shock resignation sparked a push on Friday for New Zealand to choose its first Maori prime minister, as a small pack of candidates emerged for the top job.
Ardern, a global figurehead for progressive politics, stunned New Zealand on Thursday by announcing her abrupt exit from office, less than three years after securing a second term in a landslide election win.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand announces Resignation
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will not seek re-election and plans to resign no later than early February, she said in a televised statement
She added that general elections will be held on October 14.
New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern, an icon to many, to step down
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, whose empathetic handling of the nation's worst mass-shooting and health-driven response to the coronavirus pandemic led her to become an international icon but who faced mounting criticism at home, said Thursday she was leaving office.
Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters in Napier that Feb. 7 would be her last day as prime minister.
Russia may again block Antarctic marine protections
Delegations from Russia and Ukraine are among those meeting in Australia this week to decide the future of Antarctica's pristine waters.
Conservationists say new marine protected areas and rules to prevent overfishing are desperately needed, but that Russia could use its veto-like powers to once again block progress.
Trucks and Campers Besieged the New Zealand Parliament
A convoy of trucks and campers blocked the streets near New Zealand's parliament in Wellington today in protest of Covid restrictions and vaccinations. The action is inspired by the Freedom Convoy in Canada, AFP reported.
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