Jacinda Ardern wants to Step Down
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced her resignation. Her term must end on February 7 at the latest.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her abrupt resignation on Thursday. In her first press conference of the year, she announced that she would be stepping down on February 7.
I know what it takes for this job and I know I don’t have enough in the tank. Too easy.
“We all give as much as we can and then it’s over. For me, the time is now.” Her resignation will take effect upon the appointment of a successor.
She said she was leaving because such a privileged role comes with responsibility, “the responsibility of knowing when you’re the right person to lead and when you’re not”, according to The Guardian.
A new Labor Leader is due to be elected on Saturday.
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